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Damon Stoudamire
Damon Stoudamire
Position: None
Born: 09/03/73
Height: 5-10 / 1.78
Weight:173 lbs. / 78.9 kg.
Damon Stoudamire: Portland has been notorious for being a place that people come back to. Some people come back to be in it, some people come back to live, and that’s just not happening anymore. For better or worse, you ran guys off. It’s not that kind of place any more. That, to me, is what I want Portland to get back to. That’s what made Portland what it was. Clyde Drexler lived there for I don’t know how long and came back in the summertime. Terry Porter still lives there. Jerome Kersey — rest his soul — still lived there. (Kevin) Duckworth — rest his soul — he lived there.
via Booth Newspapers
Damon Stoudamire: Portland identified with those good teams. They aren’t identifying with anybody anymore. I think that might be what happened a little bit with losing LaMarcus Aldridge. When I read the articles — LaMarcus rented my house, but I don’t know LaMarcus like that — but when I read the articles, all I see is LaMarcus talking about how he never felt appreciated. They always wanted a little more, and granted, I understand he’s a franchise player money-wise, but he was averaging 22 and 10, 22 and 11. My point is that how much more can you get? I think that might have had a little bit to do with it.
via Booth Newspapers
Do you think Damian Lillard can be that guy who brings it back together in Portland? Damon Stoudamire: (Pauses) Man, I’m praying for him, because they don’t have a lot. I love Lillard, I just hope in a strange kind of way that the fans don’t beat him down, because they start looking at his money and what he makes and putting it on his shoulders. You know how it works. You have to get a supporting cast now. Four of the starting five are gone. I know it’s a lot riding on his shoulders.
via Booth Newspapers