NBA guards sell kicks. Facts. While shooting guards have dominated the signature shoe space for years (see: Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant), the league is currently run with elite point guards. So much so that since the start of the 2013-14 thru right now only a season later, there have been a handful of new signature sneaker lines formed for the top-level PGs around the NBA. Damian Lillard now joins that list with the adidas D Lillard 1.
With the release of his own sneaker, Damian Lillard will no longer have to wear shoes with another player’s name on them. Something that he has gone on record expressing his dislike of. Up until this, Lillard has only been seen wearing the adidas D Lillard 1 during shootaround and in practice.
I salute adidas for giving away hundreds of pairs to as many people that could get a seat at the release event inside adidas Village. Those in attendance were also treated to a performance by Future who is said to have cycled thru clean versions of his more popular hits with Lillard dancing along in the background.