Note to opposing arenas of Damian Lillard; don’t heckle the man and expect your team not to get wrecked.
Lillard was reading the Orlando defense in the first half of the game before a fan behind the Magic bench started jawing at Dame. While Damian has heard hecklers before, this guy kept “running his mouth” according to Lillard. He told the man that “you’re gonna get (your team) in trouble,” but the fan kept talking. Dame started his scoring binge with a coast-to-coast for a buzzer-beating layup to end the half. Lillard would proceed to score from everywhere including threes, hesitation-move layups and even one-knee fadeaways off the glass. After the W, Lillard made sure to point out that his franchise record 34-points in the half was due to a heckler, who was notably quiet the second half.
The sneakers Lillard wore for this clutch shot was the adidas Dame 4. This signature stuck the formula of Damian’s line, with a small price point ($115) and decent tech. BOUNCE is used in the midsole for responsive cushioning. A open-holed mesh is featured on the upper for breathability throughout. A wavy sole covers for great traction, which is also to made to look like the waveforms of music, playing off Dame DOLLA’s music career.
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