Damian Lillard is known for his clutch shots, but he also has a penchant for making insanely difficult layups. Case in point; this highlight against the Brooklyn Nets.
Dame did his best on this play to get past Nets guard Donald Sloan. Going left didn’t work, so Lillard spun mid-range to the right. Sloan got a little too aggressive and shoved Dame near the hoop. As Lillard was bracing his fall, he smartly looked at the rim and scooped up a shot as he was falling. The rock kissed the backboard before falling directly into the rim for the and-1 play. The Brooklyn crowd oohed and aahed, as his Portland Trail Blazers teammates helped Damian back up.
The sneaker Damian wore for this highlight was the adidas D Lillard 2. The jacquard woven upper was more inexpensive than Primeknit, but provided the same soften and durable attributes that Dame needed. This budget-friendly signature shoe boasted Bounce technology to provide a responsive, yet plush feel. Some version replaced Bounce with Boost to ramp up the soft cushioning.
Damian rocked the grey heather “Stay Ready” colorway for this moment, which you can find here.