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Damian Lillard, who handled All-Star slight with class, faced uphill battle from the start: How timing, votin – OregonLive

Lillard had a strong case to be named an All-Star starter but his recent stellar play wasn’t enough to overcome circumstances beyond his control.

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Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard sat at home Thursday feeding his three children when the texts and calls started pouring in, informing him that he hadnt been selected as a Western Conference starter in the NBA All-Star Game.
While that news sent many Blazers fans and some media members into a tizzy, Lillard said he wasnt fazed.
I didnt go right or left, Lillard said. I was just like, Oh.
The Lillard of the past might have felt more slighted. Disrespected. Added it to the list of injustices during…

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