Listen: Damian Lillard Drops Diss Track on Marvin Bagley III After Challenge

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorJune 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 14: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers shoots a layup against Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Sacramento Kings on January 14, 2019 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard didn't waste time responding to Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III's bold claim on First Take Thursday that he's the best emcee in the game. 

Lillard dropped a diss track on Soundcloud entitled "MARVINNNNNN???" during the NBA draft on Thursday evening.

Earlier in the day, Bagley made his aforementioned remarks and dropped a diss track of his own:

First Take @FirstTake

Are we gonna see Marvin Bagley III and @Dame_Lillard go bar for bar on First Take one of these days? @MB3FIVE is ready whenever :eyes: https://t.co/6bITh8kX86

Lillard, who led Portland to the Western Conference Finals, responded to Bagley's challenge on Twitter as well:

Damian Lillard @Dame_Lillard

I won’t be on first take... but if that’s what he want ... shoot https://t.co/povZmf2a3F

He further clarified to followers why he dropped the track:

Damian Lillard @Dame_Lillard

I was being quiet cuz I just rap and enjoy the music bra. But he keep mentioning my name. https://t.co/GZIXQ3OZkp

Damian Lillard @Dame_Lillard

This my one and only response ... so I did https://t.co/OaSiPUCE2N

Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype and Rob Perez of the Action Network think Lillard won the battle:

Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

This is Damian Lillard's response to Marvin Bagley, who said he could beat @Dame_Lillard in a rap battle. Lillard KILLED this. https://t.co/DANHXr0USm

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob

"How a king come to battle knowing the kingdom worthless?" good lord. Sacramento 0-1 to start the season. https://t.co/Q6ti3K7Dih

You can decide for yourself.