Damian Lillard Says Life Changed For The Worse in Milwaukee

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard says life hasn’t been the same off the court since moving from Portland to Milwaukee.

In Portland, he was surrounded by friends and family. Now, he leads a much lonelier existence.

“Being away from my kids is tough,” Lillard told Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix. “In Portland, my life was set up. My mom was down the street; my brother was the other way down the street. My sister was down the street. My kids in school. Just my whole life was set up perfectly right there. It was a great situation. So just leaving that behind alone is a lot.”

Lillard proceeded to admit his new life was straight-up lonely.

“It’s definitely lonely because I’m such a family guy. My life is my family. After games, I would come out and my whole family would be back there…So I would come out, we would go to dinner. They might come to my house. After practice, I might go to my mom’s house and just chill. That’s how my life was. So, I mean, I’m fine because I’m grown. But it’s definitely lonely. I’m filled up by those people.”

Dame then explained what his day-to-day looked like now.

“Bro, go to practice, go home, watch boxing, play video games,” he told SI. Man, I type in FightHype on YouTube 100 times and be praying for something new to be on there. Seriously, I don’t have much of a life. But that’s what comes with making a big-boy decision. You got to be down for that and figure it out.”

Moving away from all your friends and family is never easy. Here’s wishing Dame happiness off the court.

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