Following another update, Damian Lillard and his future with the Trailblazers appear questionable after enjoying the hospitality in “Miami,” confusing the NBA community. Damian Lillard was anticipated to be traded before the end of this offseason despite being considered by many the cornerstone of the franchise.
The Portland Trail Blazers organization, though, put an end to trade rumors a few days ago. Many still think the seven-time All-Star will wear a different jersey in October, though. Lillard stoked the flames with his choice of music during a last night’s Instagram Live.
The Agent of Damian Lillard explains ‘Miami’ confusion
It was only reasonable to question if Portland star Damian Lillard was sending the Trail Blazers a message about his potential wish to be moved to the Miami Heat when he was recorded on camera on Instagram Live on Friday smiling and laughing to the tune of Will Smith’s well-known song, “Miami.” Yet on Friday night, his agent, Aaron Goodwin, opted to explain and contextualize the scene with the reporters.
Lillard, who apparently is now on a “working vacation” in ‘the City of Light’ Paris, was at a club when the DJ, by all accounts, decided to make fun of his iffy and well-documented circumstances, as Goodwin previously mentioned. “The music was just a coincidence,” Goodwin said to the reporters. “Damian’s not disrespectful. He’s not an instigator, so he’s not going to do anything out of character.”
Damian Lillard’s agent releases a statement on Lillard listening to ‘Miami’ on Instagram live
“The music was just a coincidence. Damian’s not disrespectful. He’s not an instigator, so he’s not going to do anything out of character. There would be no reason for him to do that.… pic.twitter.com/VikKbF6dcS
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) June 24, 2023
“There would be no reason for him to do that. That’s why he laughed (in the video). It’s a funny coincidence that a DJ would put that on.” Goodwin estimated that Lillard went live for a total of 15 minutes.
The DJ continued with the Whitney “The Prom Queen of Soul” Houston classic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” a mega chart-buster that includes the lyric, “I wanna feel the Heat with somebody.” in addition to the song “Miami.”
But make no mistake, the online community’s intense desire for information regarding Lillard’s mindset has its roots in a very genuine circumstance. The “Big Game Dame’s” future in Portland has been up in the air for a while, and the Heat has long been seen as the team most likely to acquire him should he ever decide to request a trade.
NBA fans’ reaction to Damian Lillard’s agent trying to clarify the incident
In addition to admirers, it appears that trolls are also active and up to no good. They simply can’t help themselves from speculating and spreading stories regarding potential trade talks between the Blazers and the Heat.
yeah alright buddy, welcome to the HEAT
— pop (@imightbepop) June 24, 2023
🧢 we all know Dames tryna pressure the organization to make some moves
— Kyrie’s Tribesman🤞🏾 (@NevaMiss24) June 24, 2023
And just when you think the turmoil has subsided, we have someone throwing shade in Aaron Goodwin’s direction. The agent of Damian Lillard eventually spoke up amid the commotion and the trolls to reiterate that the entire music situation was just a coincidence. Ah, the world of sports gossip and drama on social media. It very well resembles a rollercoaster of emotions.