TAG: Damian Lillard

Video / Apr 15, 2014 / 11:45 am

Hysterical New Foot Locker X adidas Ad Starring Damian Lillard: “No Rings”

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. Foot Locker)

Fresh off his recent extension with adidas, Blazers point guard Damian Lillard stars in a new commercial for Foot Locker entitled “No Rings.” In the spot, Dame tells a friend on the phone “the last thing I want to be is one of those guys that never won a ring.” Except, Chris Webber, Karl Malone, and NFL Hall of Famers LaDainian Tomlinson and Barry Sanders are barbecuing with Dame while he’s talking, and all of them take offense to the crack. Check out the priceless new spot after the jump. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 14, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Report: Damian Lillard’s adidas Extension Said To Approach $100 Million

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. adidas)

The meteroic rise of Damian Lillard continued on Monday when adidas announced a “long-term partnership extension,” following weeks of speculation after it was revealed he was able to opt out of his deal to become a sneaker free agent when he reached certain incentives in his initial contract. The eight-year extension, with options and incentives that could push it to 10 years, features figures — while not released publicly — that are said to dwarf everyone but LeBron James’ Nike deal and Derrick Rose‘s own deal with adidas. Read More »

Latest News / Apr 2, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Damian Lillard Close To Signing Multiyear Deal With adidas

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. adidas)

The Portland Trail Blazers are in the thick of the Western Conference’s crazy playoff race that will likely go down to the final week of the season. Concurrently, Damian Lillard is in negotiations with adidas for a possible multiyear shoe contract after Dame won last season’s Rookie of the Year award and competed in all five events over all-star weekend. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Apr 2, 2014 / 10:45 am

GIF: Damian Lillard Throws It Down On Pau & Kaman

Chris Kaman, Damian Lillard, Pau Gasol

The Trail Blazers really needed last night’s 124-112 win at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. They’ve been hemorrhaging wins in the season’s second half and found themselves in the untenable position of possibly forfeiting a playoff spot over the season’s last month after racing out to one of the best records in the season’s first half. But they’ve steadied the ship, and Damian Lillard was back to his pre-All-Star game self with 34 points and a monstrous dunk on the Lakers’ big men. Read More »

NBA / Apr 1, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Cold As Ice: 10 NBA Players Slumping At The Worst Time

Luol Deng

Luol Deng (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

The All-Star break is just that, it’s a break, a reprieve, after which NBA players are supposed to head back to work rested, refocused, and poised to pounce on the most important stretch of the season. Many players flourish after the All-Star break, coming back rejuvenated and lighting the league on fire. Kevin Durant, for example, took it up yet another notch and has averaged 35 points, seven rebounds and six assists on 51 percent shooting since returning. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 24, 2014 / 11:19 pm

Video: LeBron James’ Go-Ahead Layup & Chris Bosh’s Game-Sealing Block

Chris Bosh, Miami Heat

Chris Bosh, Miami Heat (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

The Heat again faltered in the fourth on Monday night, getting outscored by the Blazers 30-21. But a last second dash by LeBron James for the go-ahead layup, and Chris Bosh‘s block of Damian Lillard‘s seemingly open layup, preserved a much-needed 93-91 Heat win. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Twitter, We Reminisce / Mar 24, 2014 / 2:15 pm

We Reminisce: The First Tweets Of 25 NBA Stars

Twitter

Twitter has turned into the ESPN of the social media world, especially for our favorite hoopers. It’s a place where the average person can see what Kevin Durant is thinking on a Sunday afternoon, or Kobe‘s daily thoughts. Read More »

NBA / Mar 21, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 25 Biggest Bargains In The NBA

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Like all pro leagues, the NBA is a game of dollars. In this career, the tenure is short; many NBA players won’t see 10 years in the industry. Even the league’s top crop may only see 15 to 20 years of service.

So this is where it gets tricky; how do you get an individual who has a limited career window to take less money than he’s worth? If the player is a veteran who has bought into the system and city, maybe he will take less money to help the team. Clearly that’s not Kobe Bryant. Players on rookie deals don’t have any choice in the matter and always provide teams with some flexibility. Maybe the player has an injury history, or off-court disciplinary problem that lowers his market value. Read More »

Smack / Mar 19, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Damian Lillard Releasing Hip Hop Album; Believes He Can Go Platinum

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. Instagram/damianlillard)

Trail Blazers second-year point guard and 2014 all-star, Damian Lillard, has his sites set beyond his rising fame in the NBA. The progenitor of 4 Bar Friday, tells CSNNW.com he the hip hop album he’s working on will go platinum. Aside from Shaq Diesel, no NBA player has ever achieved platinum success with a hip hop album; although, besides Shaq, many others — Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Tony Parker — have tried with not much in the way of sales or praise from critics. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Mar 19, 2014 / 11:30 am

Video: Wesley Matthews Behind-The-Back Pass For Damian Lillard Jam In OT

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports)

The Trail Blazers never should have let it get to this, but they were forced into an overtime affair against the Bucks last night while playing at home. The Bucks have won 13 games this season, the worst in the NBA despite Philadelphia’s recent 20-game losing streak. But it took a Damian Lillard scooped layup with 4.6 seconds in regulation to force OT, and Lillard combined with Wesley Matthews for a Blazers win in a high-scoring OT session. Read More »