Damian Lillard will opt out of his deal with adidas to become a sneaker free agent this summer, according to a report from Chris Haynes of CSN Northwest. Having reached a number of incentives built into the original contract, such as winning Rookie of the Year and becoming an All-Star, a source told Haynes it’s almost a foregone conclusion that the Portland point guard will test the market. Read More »
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NBA All-Star Weekend concluded on Sunday night with the All-Star Game, and over the course of the weekend, adidas tipped off their new fan experience at adidas in the Quarter with visits from star athletes and entertainers. From celebrating the launch of the adidas D Howard 4 to throwing a party at the House of Blues, which featured names like 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg and Pusha T, adidas was in all during All-Star Weekend. Read More »
The 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest is in the books, with the Eastern Conference collection of John Wall, Paul George and Terrence Ross claiming victory for the Eastern Conference squad. Wall took home the individual crown, but we’re opening it up to every contestant when we pick the top 5 dunks of Saturday night. So Harrison Barnes, Damian Lillard and Ben McLemore are also in contention, but obviously the East was a beast. Read More »
Damian Lillard didn’t win this one. And Stephen Curry, a favorite for many, didn’t even make it out of the opening round after connecting on a disappointing 16 shots even with the money ball-only rack on the short corner. Instead it was sweet-shooting Spurs guard Marco Belinelli that won the 2014 Foot Locker NBA Three-point Shootout after an impressive showing in the final round and a tie-breaker against Wizards second-year guard Bradley Beal. Read More »
After two of his five events have ended, Damian Lillard is a perfect 2-for-2 during his historic 2014 NBA All-Star weekend, where he’s setting history by competing in all five events. Lillard teamed with rookie Trey Burke of the Jazz to defeat Eastern Conference rookies Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo in the 2014 Taco Bell Skills Challenge on Saturday night. Read More »
The 63rd NBA All-Star Weekend will take place in New Orleans, bringing some of the biggest stars in sports and entertainment together. It is a time for players to have some down time and fun from their grueling schedules while fans get the opportunity to watch some of their favorite players on the same court.
What sets the NBA apart from other major sports that have All-Star events is that there is constant entertainment and events provided. The weekend ignites with a glimpse of the future stars of the league in the Rising Stars Challenge Friday night. All-Star Saturday night is perhaps the most entertaining venue throughout the whole weekend. The Shooting Stars Competition, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Shootout and the Slam Dunk Contest are all events that make up the night. All the parties, festivities and concerts Saturday night lead up to the game on Sunday. Read More »
The All-Star break is looming and there is a clear picture of which players have been living up to their standards and which have not; which players have burst onto the NBA scene in surprise and which have flopped under the pressure.
At the end of each season, the NBA honors the best players by naming them to the All-NBA Teams. There are three teams: First Team, Second Team and Third Team. Each generally consists of five players: two guards, two forwards and one center, voted on by a group of sportswriters and broadcasters. Read More »
Just like the Portland Trail Blazers have taken the NBA by storm this season with a 36-15 record, Damian Lillard has put the NBA on notice. He’s anointed himself as one of the most cold-blooded players in the game, nailing clutch shots like free throws. Damian Lillard will make NBA history when he becomes the first player to compete in all five events (Skills Challenge, Slam Dunk Contest, Three-Point Shootout, Rising Stars Challenge, All-Star Game) during NBA All-Star Weekend. The Slam Dunk Contest is the most intriguing, as it will feature three All-Stars for the first time in 26 years (Lillard, Wall and George). Read More »