Randy Hollis: Lillard's such a great ambassador for Utah — too bad he doesn't play for Jazz

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  • eagle Provo, UT
    April 13, 2014 4:29 p.m.

    Best player ever? He could be but I would say Ainge and Chambers have the edge and Miller right there as well.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    April 13, 2014 10:38 a.m.


    You mean apart from Andre Miller. Why are we so quick to discount a player who is in the top 10 all-time in assists and has only missed 3 games in 14 years? He is a future hall of famer and probably one of the top 25 point guards ever, but suddenly Damian Lillard is the best player to come out of the state? It makes no sense. Lillard may someday deserve to be in that conversation, but he's only in his third year!

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 12, 2014 11:46 p.m.

    "Lillard's such a great ambassador for Utah."

    That's why Deseret News needs to start writing "Lillard Watch" articles. Best player to ever come out of the state.

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    April 12, 2014 5:57 p.m.

    Damian is a basketball stud. From what I have seen and heard he is a good guy too. I can't believe all the articles about Jimmer when by far the best basketball player of this era to come out of a Utah College is Damian Lillard (NBA rookie of the year is no chump accomplishment). Also, he has stayed close to Weber State in heart and mind and Weber State nation continues embrace him (it's cool situation). Selfishly I wish he played for the Jazz. For his sake, I am glad he is in a better situation (Portland) as the Jazz seem to be a bit of a lost cause at the moment (there is always next year). I got to give Weber State credit, they produce some good BBall players. I think they gave AZ a scare towards the end of the NCAA tourney game (only if Weber had started their comeback 5 minutes sooner).

  • stanfunky Salt Lake City, UT
    April 12, 2014 5:00 p.m.

    Thank you for the kind words Damian! You're great to have as an unofficial ambassador for Utah and Weber State! Keep it up and you will have wonderful NBA success over the years. We will always root for you.