Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers lost to the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Monday night. After the game, Lillard expressed that he wasn't happy with the way things played out. He took aim at the game’s referees following Portland’s 108-107 defeat.
Lillard also took aim at a small group of people who waited out of the Target Center looking for autographs. While it’s unclear what started it, the star was involved in a brief confrontation with the fans after one or two of them said something he didn’t like. In the clips below, you can see Lillard walk up to the group and ask who disrespected him. Everyone in the crowd backs down and immediately starts praising Lillard, but it’s obvious that someone said something Lillard didn’t like.
Lillard addressed the situation once he left the premises. He jumped on Twitter and said those in the crowd were just "lookin for attention" from him.
He also said he doesn’t appreciate people disrespecting him when he goes out of his way not to disrespect others.
Additionally, Lillard shared a brief exchange with a fan who asked what got him so "fired up." He explained that he wasn’t fired up at all, and said that the heckler who said something disrespectful to him apologized before Lillard left.
In the grand scheme of things, this was a pretty low-key "confrontation" between a pro athlete and fans. But it proves that you should probably think twice if you’re going to try and heckle Lillard on or off the court. He’s not here for the shenanigans.