Blazers Point Guard Damian Lillard is staying focused and keeping balance in his life as keys to creating success on the court. He has a strong passion for music and rapping and roller-skating growing up in Oakland. To pay homage to his love for the sport, adidas has introduced the Dame 4 Glow in the Park edition.
“When I was younger, we were skating all the time. There were always skates at my grandmother’s house and we’d do that at home,” Dame said. “When I got to high school, every Saturday we’d drive to the skating rink and we’d be there all night skating. Every weekend that’s how it was. Everybody skated. We put a lot of time in working on our game. But when you think about it, this is the one life you get to live. You’ve got to find other things that interest you. That’s why I do music and that’s why I skate. Because you got to let your mind go other places, create that balance and enjoy it. Skating and rapping is that for me.”
The Dame 4 Glow in the Park embraces classic elements found in skating rinks such as Oaks Park in Portland where Dame skates. Features of the shoe include glow-in-the-dark outsole, dark gray upper with a burgundy and neon blue midsole splatter. adidas created a custom pair of skates constructed from the Dame 4 Glow in the Park so Dame can continue to create balance in his life and in the game.
Stay tuned to @damianlillard on Instagram for details on your chance to skate with Dame in Portland at Oaks Park.