Damian Lillard is one of the smartest NBA players out there and he does not just show that on the court but out of it. The Portland Trail Blazers superstar is one of the most active players on social media and he often delivers good reactions to NBA-related topics, is always talking about other sports, and more.
Moreover, on Wednesday, Dame went a little philosophical and dropped a big question for fans, asking them about the impact of social media on the perception of our idols. Dame was curious to know if we would see our old heroes the same way if social media was around when they were active.
"If social media allowed us to know our “idols” of the past the way people know us because of the accessibility ... would they still be our idols?" Lillard tweeted.
This question earned a lot of answers and the player went viral. Some people compared current NBA stars to the ones in the past, saying they would not take the criticism that other players take nowadays while others claimed some colorful players would have taken advantage of social media.
This is a very interesting topic to discuss and plenty of fans did it after Dame dropped this. We only have to wonder and speculate how things would have gone if this was the case, but some things wouldn't have changed. Still, some players from the past are unwilling to join this world, including MJ. Even his daughter said that he hates social media, which is why he doesn't owe any Twitter or Instagram or anything.
Seeing how things are right now, staying away from social media is a very wise decision from His Airness.