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Damian Lillard has a new Adidas shoe honoring his game-winner over OKC

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In the first round of the 2018-19 NBA Playoffs, Damian Lillard hit one of the greatest game-winners in NBA history.

You all know the story.

Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder had been talking smack towards Portland all season. All the "experts" predicted the Thunder to defeat a Blazers team missing Jusuf Nurkić. Instead, Lillard put the team on his back and dominated Oklahoma City to send them home in just five games.

In the series clinching game, Lillard scored 50 points and hit a 37-foot step-back three-pointer in Paul George's face.

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The shot has gone down in franchise history as an iconic moment. That postseason run would end in the Blazers' first trip to the Western Conference Finals since 2000. It was a magical run. 

No one in Rip City has forgotten about the "bad shot" and neither have Adidas employees either.

As pointed out by ESPN sneakers reporter Nick DePaula, Adidas is releasing a variant of the Dame 7 shoe with Oklahoma City colors to commemorate the 50 point, seven rebound, six assist performance that coincidentally was the last time Russell Westbrook and Paul George wore a Thunder uniform. 

This is a level of petty we can all aspire to be. 

History is written by the winners and the shot alone has heightened Lillard's legacy in NBA history. Of course Adidas is going to take advantage of that and use it in any capacity they can. 

 

We love it.