Despite coming to a historically worst 7th place finish in this year’s FIBA World Cup, it shouldn’t take long for Team USA to come back stronger than ever. All signs point towards the Portland Trail Blazers actually having a representative in next year’s Summer Olympics, in the form of Damian Lillard.
When asked about the prospect of playing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Dame gave an emphatic response. “I plan on being a part of that. I plan on playing,” he said in an exclusive interview with popular Australian website news.com.au.
James McKern — the man who conducted the aforementioned interview — was the first to break this news about Lillard’s intentions to chase the Olympic gold medal.