NBA players stick together even when they don't play for the same team.
During a SportsCenter segment, Cari Champion mentioned that Thunder star Kevin Durant "doesn't have a lot of heart". If you've watched the NBA, you'll know that Durant leaves everything on the court each and every night.
Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard didn't take too kindly to Champions' statement.
This woman on ESPN didn't put KD on top 5 players to build around because "he doesn't have heart" lmao ... Where do they find these ppl smh— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) February 22, 2016
When fans started calling him out after referring to Champion as "this woman", he specified that it had nothing to do with her gender, and that it was just about the ridiculousness of her statement.
There's plenty women that know sports very well but my issue is with the comment not the gender https://t.co/VTAyk59BH6— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) February 22, 2016
I'd say "this guy on ESPN" https://t.co/EabOmHVThB— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) February 22, 2016