Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has become quite the prolific recruiter for the Las Vegas Raiders. The Oakland, California, native still loves the team despite them moving to Nevada. Just this offseason, he’s gone out of his way to recruit the likes of Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson to the team.
Those guys were available in free agency this offseason but it looks like Lillard is expanding his efforts. Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman hit up the NBA superstar on Twitter to get him a follow. Lillard suggested he’d only do it if Hardman came to the Raiders.
It makes sense why Lillard wouldn’t give him an easy follow. The Raiders and Chiefs are heated rivals and the fan bases don’t like each other very much. It’s highly unlikely Hardman will ever wear the silver and black. He’s been an important player for the Chiefs over the past two years and even made a Pro Bowl in 2019 for his elite ability as a returner. With Sammy Watkins off to the Baltimore Ravens, Hardman will be even more important for Kansas City this year.