Superstar guard Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers is going through the toughest NBA offseason of his career, with the face of the franchise asking the team to trade him, as he’s tired of losing and wants to play for a perennial title contender like the Miami Heat.
Although the Blazers have yet to find a trade package they like in return for the seven-time NBA All-Star, Lillard chose to break his silence on a number of different topics in his recent appearance on the “It Is What It Is” podcast.
One of the hottest topics of the offseason right now is the debate over which player is the greatest point guard in league history, with Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson starting to get some stiff competition from Golden State Warriors icon Stephen Curry.
Over the past few decades, there hasn’t been much of a debate on this topic, with most picking Johnson or any other player in contention, but Curry has made it interesting, especially after winning his fourth title with the Warriors.
Although some current players, including Warriors star Draymond Green, have sided with Curry in this debate, Lillard believes Johnson is still the best point guard we’ve ever seen.
Lillard believes it is “undeniable” that Johnson won this debate about the greatest floor general in NBA history due to everything he was able to accomplish during his career in the league.
The Blazers superstar does see how Curry is in the conversation, and deservedly so, but he seems to think that Curry is more of a shooting guard rather than a point guard, with Green being more of the floor general for the Warriors.NEXT: Damian Lillard Clears The Air On His Relationship With Jordan Poole