If there ever was a David vs. Goliath highlight in the NBA, it’d be this poster dunk by Damian Lillard on Rudy Gobert.
On this 4th quarter play, Dame caught Utah Jazz Guard Trey Burke slipping on a simple between-the-legs dribble. Burke tried to get the steal in this moment and physically slipped on the Portland home court. The other Trail Blazers were isolated on the perimeter, so Lillard had an easy lane to the rim. The 7’9″ wingspan of Gobert was waiting for him. Somehow Dame slid to the Frenchman’s right in mid-air, and packed a right-handed poster dunk. Down goes the Stifle Tower.
The sneakers Damian Lillard rocked for this poster dunk was the adidas D Lillard 1. Dame’s first signature shoe featured adiPrene+ cushioning for slightly firmer set-up than adidas Boost. Synthetic leather was used on the upper to harken back how shoes were made in the 90s. The simple set-up allowed the D Lillard 1 to retail for just $105 when they dropped in 2015.
Cover image via Oregon Live