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Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has been loved by the city since the moment he arrived in 2012. Now, the city’s mayor wants to honor him with “Damian Lillard Day.”

After Lillard’s dominant performance against the Golden State Warriors, in which he set multiple franchise records, Ted Wheeler announced that the city will make sure Lillard has his own day.

The 29-year-old point guard clearly means a lot to the city. He helped the Trail Blazers to the playoffs for six consecutive seasons, including a trip to the Western Conference Finals this past season.

Many fans would certainly love to honor the city’s favorite athlete with a special occasion and to let him know that he is appreciated. However, based on the citizens replying to the mayor’s tweet, the idea might not be as warmly received as one might think.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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ATL / 19.1 / PG
Trae Young
BOS / 15.7 / SF
Jayson Tatum
BK / 16.8 / PG
Spencer Dinwiddie
CHA / 15.3 / SG
Jeremy Lamb
CHI / 18.7 / PF
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CLE / 16.7 / PG
Collin Sexton
DAL / 17.7 / SF
Harrison Barnes
DEN / 18.2 / PG
Jamal Murray
DET / 17.3 / C
Andre Drummond
GSW / 26.0 / SF
Kevin Durant
HOU / 16.6 / C
Clint Capela
IND / 14.1 / C
Domantas Sabonis
LAC / 20.0 / SG
Lou Williams
LAL / 18.7 / PF
Kyle Kuzma
MEM / 15.7 / C
Marc Gasol
MIA / 15.0 / SG
Dwyane Wade
MIL / 18.3 / SG
Khris Middleton
MIN / 18.1 / SF
Andrew Wiggins
NO / 21.4 / PF
Julius Randle
NYK / 14.8 / PG
Emmanuel Mudiay
OKC / 22.9 / PG
Russell Westbrook
ORL / 16.0 / PF
Aaron Gordon
PHI / 18.2 / SF
Jimmy Butler
PHX / 18.0 / SF
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POR / 21.0 / SG
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