TAG: Damian Lillard

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 19, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Damian Lillard Introduces adidas’ Crazylight Boost

adidas Crazylight Boost

We got a chance to try out adidas‘ newest performance basketball sneaker, the adidas Crazylight Boost when Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose teamed up for their Las Vegas launch plus a new ad. Now adidas has come out with their newest spot, with Lillard in his PE colorway introducing Boost technology to the masses. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Aug 18, 2014 / 2:30 pm

We Got Next: Portland Trail Blazers Submit Bid to Host Future All-Star Game

LaMarcus Aldridge

The Portland Trail Blazers have never hosted All-Star Weekend. In fact, they’re one of only a handful of current NBA cities yet to host the annual event. That’s a shame because, as any frothy-mouthed local will tell you, Rip City offers so many unique experiences that they’re almost impossible to catalogue.

Undaunted by that near-Himalayan task, that’s precisely what we’ll aim to accomplish here. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Team USA Roster, Rotation Might Be Taking Shape (UPDATE)

Team USA

The withdrawals of presumptive Team USA locks Kevin Love and Blake Griffin from the 2014 FIBA World Cup were one thing. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has always preferred to utilize a nominal, athletic power forward in the Carmelo Anthony mold as opposed to more traditional big men alongside a true center, which is why the absences of Paul George and Kevin Durant loom so large. USA Basketball’s best available options to play that crucial role are gone, and the country’s most logical if less optimal replacements – Love and Griffin – never came. Read More »

Video / Aug 13, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Watch The Top 10 Blocks Of The 2013-14 NBA Season

Kenneth Faried, Dion Waiters

Whenever people talk about blocks, we always picture contemporary players swatting the ball into the fourth row. Dwight Howard does this all to often, sometimes flexing after the fact, which has to vex Bill Russell — the godfather of the touch block to keep the ball in bounds and start a momentum-changing fast break the other way. Regardless, blocks have turned into highlights that can lead Sportscenter’s daily countdown, which is why the NBA has cobbled together the top 10 swats from the 2013-14 season. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 5, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Damian Lillard Works At Movie Theater In Adidas “Boost Or Bust” Commercial

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard’s star continues to rise. The Portland Trail Blazers All-Star and Team USA candidate shines in an amusing new ad from adidas featuring the Crazylight Boost. We’re not so sure that Lillard would be making popcorn and drinking from water bottles with straws if he weren’t rocking the Crazylights, but it’s clear his relationship with adidas will be increasingly fruitful for both parties as his career wears on. The camera loves the Oakland native almost as much as the court does. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Aug 1, 2014 / 10:15 pm

Damian Lillard Heaves 80-Foot Buzzer-Beater In Team USA Showcase

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. gifdsports)

The highlights keep on coming in the USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas on Friday night. Between Derrick Rose’s emphatic return to the hardwood and Kevin Durant’s poster dunk on Anthony Davis, the first half was setup to end on a high note. Read More »

NBA / Jul 30, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Paul George: “I’m A Big Fan Of Damian [Lillard]“

Damian Lillard

Detractors of the NBA point to a lack of rivalries and friendly relationships between opposing players as reason why today’s game pales in comparison to that of the past’s. The latter point is especially justifiable; the question is whether or not that it matter. For those that appreciate the camaraderie of modern players, congregations like USA Basketball training camp is quotable gold. Paul George is the latest national team member to bestow praise on another, telling TrailBlazers.com that he’s “a big fan” of fellow All-Star Damian Lillard. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 28, 2014 / 5:00 pm

adidas Unveils Crazylight Boost (Pics)

adidas Crazylight Boost

LAS VEGAS — As part of the adidas Boost innovation unveiling yesterday, which included the newest addition to the Derrick Rose line, the adidas D Rose 5 Boost, Blazers all-star Damian Lillard stopped by to introduce the boost addition to the Crazylight franchise with the adidas Crazylight Boost that will grace the feet of a select few number of NBA players next season — the first to use boost on an NBA hardwood. Read More »

Video / Jul 27, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Watch The New adidas Ad: “BOOST Changes Everything” With D-Rose & Damian Lillard

Derrick Rose, Damian Lilliard

Today adidas unveiled the Crazylight Boost and D Rose 5 Boost featuring the new boost technology that is changing the way your feet feel and perform in a basketball sneaker. In a new ad, Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose show you the difference in the ground-breaking cushioning innovation. Read More »

NBA / Jun 4, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The Next Wave Of The 15 Most Marketable NBA Stars

Damian Lillard

As the NBA continues to grow globally; companies in the international markets have reached out to some of the game’s youngest, brightest and biggest stars to promote their products across the world. Even if it means paying a hefty price to lock down a potential superstar, NBA personalities have become some of the biggest brands in the world. In the age of social media, the culture has changed and fans are following their favorite players more closely than ever. Read More »