Lillard made the Instagram post after signing a two-year, $122 million extension with the Blazers. If the six-time NBA All-Star completes his contract with Portland through the 2026-27 NBA season, he will have made nearly half a billion dollars. Knowing that his generational wealth could have a long-term impact on his immediate family and close friends, Lillard also thanked the Blazers in the post for “allowing me to take care of generations of my family.” “It means a lot. I take a lot of pride in not being the person with the money. But I take a lot of pride in the fact that I get up and I go get it,” Lillard, 32, told Andscape during a recent NBA season promotional commercial shoot. “I put the time in and the work in and I do stuff the right way with the right intentions. And I put my family in a position to where my kids don’t have to have the pressure of me trying to force them to be a great basketball player or trying to force them to be some great athlete.
October 1, 2022 | 3:58 pm EDT Update
Tony Jones: Jordan Clarkson on the difference of coaches: last year, we had been together for three years so camp had been a little more chill. So it’s difficult to really compare. This year we are playing a lot and a bunch of competing.
Tony Jones: Jordan Clarkson on tomorrows Utah Jazz preseason opener: I think we’re all excited to get out there and play against somebody else. We’re back to the grind and I think everyone is looking forward to it