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Damian Lillard basketball shoes

If Nike has LeBron James and Kobe Bryant to keep the cash flowing, Adidas certainly has Derrick Rose, James Harden, and Damian Lillard to keep the competition going. As a rising star, Damian entered into a $100 million deal with Adidas in early 2014. The deal is reported to be the third-largest in the history of the NBA. 

The hefty Adidas deal is satisfactorily justified. He received the Magic Johnson Award at the end of the 2016-2017 season. Lillard also reached the 9000-point milestone on October 28, 2017, becoming the fastest Trail Blazer to do so. In 2018, he was elected as an NBA All-Star for the third time. He was a reserve for the team led by Stephen Curry and coach Mark D’Antoni. He was teammates with James Harden and Klay Thompson. They faced LeBron James who led a team that has Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Paul George, and John Wall in it.

Adidas has already released several Damian Lillard basketball shoes and some lifestyle sneakers. Similar to how Damian Lillard expresses himself through music, each shoe has a story to tell.

Dame basketball shoes: The story they tell

Lillard wants his Dame basketball shoes to talk about his journeys in life and the people and events that influenced them. Damian Lillard basketball shoes bear various symbols that hold deep meaning. Some of the most common symbolic elements are the following:  

  • The Damian Lillard logo. Damian Lillard’s logo is a basically a “D” and an “L” fused together, creating a winged “0.” The three-striped wing represents the “Fly Guys,” who are Dame’s close friends.
  • Oak and land. “Oak” and “land” are found on the outsoles of the second Lillard shoes. They represent the birth land of the star point guard.
  • DAME D.O.L.L.A. DAME D.O.L.L.A. is Lillard’s moniker as a rap artist. It means “Different on Levels the Lord Allows.” In his songs, he raps about triumphs and struggles to become who he is today. His lyrics include thanking his former Weber State University basketball coach Phil Beckner for helping him get into the league.

Dame Lillard Basketball Shoes on Sale

Signature shoes such as the Nike Kobe 9 Elite and the Air Jordan XXX sound expensive. True enough, many of them are priced $200 or more. Fortunately, this is not the case with Damian Lillard basketball shoes, which cost just between $105 to $125 upon release. 

However, there are still plenty of buyers who are more than willing to wait for much lower rates. Those who are patient enough can find discounted rates at least three months after the original release. They can even wait up to a year to get the lowest rate possible. For a cheapskate sneakerhead, the thrill of getting a new signature pair at just half the original price is just unbeatable.