The NBA restart has allowed players across the league to use their platforms to amplify their messages about social justice with the world watching them in the bubble.
Trail Blazers Damian Lillard does that by showing “How many more” on the back of his jersey, an apparent reference to the epidemic of unarmed Black men being killed by police.
He also shows more support on his custom Dame 6 collection.
Lillard wore the special Pride sneakers for the Portland Trail Blazers’ game Sunday against the Boston Celtics.
As of now, there are at least 23 models available for purchase through Adidas.
Going back to last Sunday, the Dame 6 Pride collection served him well. Lillard put up 30 points and dished out 16 assists in Portland’s four-point loss.
Back in 2017, Lillard was met with hackers that threw gay slurs outside of the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
He called the fans “disrespectful” at the time, and now Lillard is showing his support for the LGBT community with these great additions to the Dame 6 collection.
If you would like to purchase yourself a pair, the Pride shoes are available here and at other marketplaces.
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