Damian Lillard delivered on the court and in the classroom in high school and college. He was named Big Sky MVP and earned All-American honors in his final year at Weber State. Following his third season in the NBA, Dame went back to school and accomplished the one goal his mother set out for him — graduating with a college degree.
“My proudest moment is when he graduated college. I wouldn’t allow Damian to go to the NBA early until he finished school,” explained his mother Gina. “When they talked me into letting him go months before he was done with school, all I could tell him was ‘You need to make sure you finish. I’m not playing.’ I didn’t even know he was going to back to school and when he told me he graduated, I was so happy because that was the main goal in everything I did for my kids.”
The sneaker comes decked out in a textured gray upper, clean white outsole and purple accents inspired by Weber State. “25.6.4” is punched out in purple along the lace-band to commemorate the moment in time during his final year that Dame garnered national attention and the eyes of NBA scouts.
The Start to Finish is available now at a set price of $115 on adidas.com.