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Kevin Love Cedes Control Of Lake Oswego To Damian Lillard

Nothing will make you long for the comforts of home like spending more than a week in Las Vegas. Even if you’re staying in five-star hotels and having your every need catered to, the toll that an extended stay in Sin City takes on a person, both mentally and physically, is enough to send anyone running for the first thing smoking out of town.

So when Damian Lillard finally got home after over a week in Las Vegas at the USA Basketball tryouts, the 6-3 guard, who has made no secret of his love for living in Oregon, took to Twitter to express his relief …

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Which prompted a response from arguably the most famous Lake Oswegoian, Timberwolves power forward and Lake Oswego High School alumus Kevin Love …

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Nice of Love, whose potential zip code change has been the topic of much conversation this summer, to tip his cap to Lillard’s appreciation of his boyhood home. Nevertheless, Lillard took the opportunity to remind the once king of Lake Oswego that times have changed …

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For the uninitiated, the combination frog and wine glass emoji is a reference to the “Kermit the Frog drinking tea” meme that has taken Internet world by storm this summer, though Lillard’s version using the wine glass is a nice homage to Oregon’s wine making community.

But rather than take offense, Lillard’s dig rolled off Love like so much man-made lake water off a duck’s back …

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With the torch officially passed, Lillard finishes off the conversation by showing his fondness for Love, like any good elected official would do for his predecessor …

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