Damian Lillard will join a select group of players who has appeared in two All-Star games in his first three years of NBA experience. It wasn’t easy for Lillard to make his second consecutive appearance as many fans believed he was snubbed when the Western Conference reserves were revealed.
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With Kobe Bryant’s season ending shoulder injury, DeMarcus Cousins was selected to fill in that position. It took an injury to another Los Angeles star for Lillard to finally be selected. Diagnosed with staph infection in his elbow, Blake Griffin is forced to miss the All-Star festivities in New York. Lillard will join but face off with his fellow brandmate John Wall. adidas unveiled the D Lillard 1 in the All-Star makeup for fans.
Designed in tandem with the 2015 NBA All-Star uniforms, the D Lillard 1 features a clean white leather upper with white snakeskin texture across the back panel of the shoe, around the midfoot laces and atop the TECHFIT booty. Black accents include the toe cap with tonal snakeskin print and logos on the back of the shoes. The full-length adiprene+ midsole features black splatter print, while the outsole is translucent black. The shoe is finished with metallic gold “Dame” and adidas logo branding across the tongue.
This D Lillard 1 NYC All-Star edition is available on February 13 for $105.