Owning up to a mistake is challenging. Doing it on national television – that’s whole different ballgame.
Chris Broussard issued a public apology on FS1’s First Things First this morning regarding the tragic snubbing of Damian Lillard. The Blazers’ guard was left off of the Western Conference’s starting 5 for the upcoming NBA All-Star Game.
“I’m one of the official media voters, and I voted as the West starters went,” Broussard said. “So, I had Steph, Luka, and then the front line. I should have had Dame on there instead of Luka.”
It appeared that Broussard was not discrediting the superb play of Luka Doncic but acknowledged that Damian Lillard’s play is worthy enough to get a starting nod.
Lillard’s regular-season stats thus far: 29.8 points per game, 4.4 rebounds, 7.7 assists.
“It’s close. You know, it’s no embarrassment in Luka being a starter, but I shoulda went with Dame,” Broussard said. “It wouldn’t have effected the voting. He still wouldn’t have started. But I’m gonna shout out and say that to him personally. I should have had him starting.”
Broussard, I applaud you for candid apology.
Just do better next time.