Game On Podcast: Fans react to Billups

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Portland Trail Blazers have officially hired Clippers assistant coach Chauncey Billups as the team’s next head coach.

Billups, a former NBA champion himself, will be the franchise’s 15th head coach.

However, while most fans seemed excited about the general idea of a new head coach after Terry Stotts’ departure, that excitement quickly took a different direction. After the organization’s franchise player Damian Lillard expressed his interest in Billups, fans took to social media to express their outrage due to rape allegations against Billups in 1997.

While Lillard expressed he didn’t know of Billups’ past, YahooSports reported Lillard has grown frustrated with the reactions on social media and could potentially request a trade from the Blazers.

On this episode of the Game On Podcast, we break down the reactions toward Lillard and what is potentially next for this franchise.

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