The Portland Trail Blazers have been Damian Lillard‘s team for a long time now but that fact became even more true in the recent weeks when Lillard’s longtime teammate CJ McCollum was traded away to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Breaking apart Lillard and McCollum was a huge deal because they had been together for years and were considered the heart and soul of the team, as well as one of the most iconic backcourt duos in the NBA.
But just because they’re not on the same team anymore doesn’t mean Lillard has forgotten his close friend.
Damian Lillard’s IG profile picture. ✊✊ pic.twitter.com/pmhd9Jp29O
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As pointed out by some observant Twitter users, Lillard’s new Instagram profile picture is an illustration of Lillard side by side with McCollum.
Does this mean they will reunite soon or is it just a friend celebrating one of his best pals?
The Dynamic Duo
Lillard and McCollum had a lot of success together – but they never had enough of it.
Together they made Portland a truly competitive force in the West and really fired up Portland’s fanbase.
Yet, they were always coming up short and it had become obvious that these two would need to be split up to get more assets to the team.
In fact, people had seen this breakup coming for a long time.
Now many are wondering what the future holds for Lillard: will he stay in Portland or move on to a different team?
Some people even think that his recent Instagram profile picture is an indication that he could follow McCollum to New Orleans.
That is just wishful thinking but the idea of Lillard leaving Portland isn’t out of the realm of possibilities.
If that happens, the Blazers will be a completely transformed team.