Portland Trailblazers’ guard Damian Lillard was on the receiving end of anti-gay slurs outside of the arena after Portland’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
The incident occurred as Lillard was walking to the team bus following the game.
“I don’t bother nobody,” Lillard said to ESPN. “They were straight disrespectful.”
Upon hearing the slurs Lillard walked over to the fans and demanded to know who was saying them. A video captured his doing so.
You can see the video below:
Lillard finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and 13 assists in the loss.
“We had a lead,” Lillard said of the loss and the Blazers blown lead.
“I think, on our part, that was the main thing is the (17) turnovers. But when you get away with a lot of that stuff, maybe those get cut in half if you’re not allowed to grab and all that stuff. Half of those things may not happen. Maybe we’ve just got to be stronger with the ball and make smarter plays.
At crucial moments, we’re making plays and trying to score and guys getting hit, guys literally out there grabbing my arms. I got hit in the face one time, and it’s like in shooting motion. It’s a clear, easy play, and it’s impacting the game.”