Damian Lillard may have been one of the biggest snubs in All-Star history. The Portland Police would certainly agree. Luckily for us, the second-year player was added by Adam Silver to the Western Conference All-Star team as a reserve. Lillard didn’t have a stellar performance, scoring 11 points in 16 short minutes, but he did end up with the third-highest plus/minus ratio on the team.
As a basketball fan you know that Damian Lillard is an adidas athlete. Earlier this month Lillard dropped his first signature sneaker under the brand. With Kanye leading the pact, you know it is about to be a monster year for adidas. What you didn’t know is that Damian Lillard could spit, too. Check out this clip of him rapping some ill bars on Sway’s morning show. Iman Shumpert should watch out…
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Stephen Curry is slowing becoming the new face of the NBA. When Mark Jackson called him and teammate Klay Thompson the greatest shooters of all time, people looked at him like he was crazy. Now it all makes sense. The Splash Brothers have each had a 50-point game this season and finished first and third in this year’s Three-Point Shootout. Curry dropped a mean 27 points in the finals and Under Armour couldn’t be happier.
Under Armour is hoping that Curry can help them takeover some of the market share that Nike and adidas control. It’s a smart move for both parties and has the potential to be a healthy relationship for many years to come. Who knows, maybe UA will take some notes from adidas and start getting rappers to endorse them. Either way, the potential MVP has a very bright future ahead, especially after seeing how ill his first shoe came out.
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What a month.
In the center of the universe (New York City), we had two major events go down over recently as Fashion Week intertwined with NBA All-Star Weekend. To describe the weekend as epic is an understatement. Anybody who is anybody was in town to take part in all of the high profile events. Whether it was the Roc Nation Classic starring Kanye West and Kevin Durant, the unveiling of the adidas Yeezy Boost, or the numerous events hosted by NBA ballers, there was fun to have had by all. It is tough to say who had the best experience, but Complex gave the ultimate crown to Kanye, who not only owned New York but owned the planet. Not sure which was better for myself, running into the All-Star Game MVP at an afterparty…or hanging with Gronkowski at Bounce. Either way I felt like a close second to Kanye. (Just kidding.)
Here at The Drop we love to combine sports and fashion, so every week, it is only right that we recap some people who have been doing an incredible job of mixing the two. Recently, four of those folks are, naturally, basketball players that have a great sense of style. The other is arguably the best rapper in the game. The group all played a vital part in turning NYC up over the course of February.
In this edition of Style Points: Zach LaVine Shows Off His Game; Drake Proves He Has the Biggest Name.
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