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Donovan Mitchell Wants To Emulate Damian Lillard’s Game

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) and Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) hug after the game as the Utah Jazz and the Portland Trail Blazers play at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Utah won 112-103 in overtime. Courtesy of Deseret News.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell said that the one NBA player he wants to emulate is fellow all-star and former Weber State/Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard.

Mitchell joined hall of famer Allen Iverson on The Players’ Tribune show “Don’t @ Me” on Friday, February 14.

During the broadcast, Roysalyn Gold-Onwude asked Mitchell which NBA player’s game he tries to take pieces from. Mitchell responded, “Damian Lillard.”


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The Jazz guard also mentioned that he needed to talk basketball with Iverson more often.

Mitchell and Iverson discussed a variety of topics surrounding the NBA. One of the discussions was about trash-talking in basketball.


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Recently, Mitchell and Lillard traded jabs on Twitter after a controversial ending to a game between the Jazz and Blazers.

Mitchell and Lillard were both selected as NBA All-Stars this season. It was the Jazz guard’s first all-star selection while it was Lillard’s fifth.

The 2020 NBA All-Star Game takes place at the United Center on Sunday, February 16 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT).