People may exaggerate about players having “unlimited range” but that seemed to be the case for Damian Lillard in this moment.
In this play, the Charlotte Hornets missed a shot that was rebounded by Trail Blazers Guard Gary Trent Jr. With time expiring in the third, Trent Jr. quickly passed up to Lillard, who backtracked to collect the ball. Dame barely looked at the rim for a a few milliseconds before launching from just past mid-court. Without doubt, the Portland crowd erupted as the rock tickled the twine past the 3rd quarter buzzer.
The sneakers Lillard wore for this dunk was the adidas Dame 6. This utilizes Lightstrike cushioning, which aims to provide the best combination of step-in comfort and lightweight cushioning on the market.
The grey colorway Lillard rocked is currently unavailable.
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