On Friday after the Rising Stars Challenge practice in New Orleans, Damian Lillard joined Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless on ESPN’s First Take to talk about Portland’s season and his schedule for All-Star Weekend. During the interview, Smith asks Lillard “Why should we believe you guys can beat Oklahoma City?” Lillard’s reply?
“You don’t have to believe it. You don’t have to. They beat us twice, we beat them twice this season. When it comes down to it, we believe we can beat people. That’s all that matters.”