Derrick Rose’s career night makes the basketball world smile

The unfortunate turn that Derrick Rose’s career has taken has been well documented. Whether you are a fan of Rose or a fan of basketball, it has been near painful at times to watch the struggles of the former MVP. It seemed that the basketball world was on the verge seeing a potential Hall of Fame career, a la Penny Hardaway, and until this year, Grant Hill, diverted due to injury. His time in New York produced decent numbers 18.0 ppg and 4.4 apg) but not the type of impact…

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Andrew Wiggins no longer with Adidas?

It appears the relationship between Andrew Wiggins has come to an end. The Timberwolves’ small forward was recently photographed during a workout but on his feet were Nike Air Penny Vs rather than an Adidas shoe.   .@22wiggins working out in the Nike Air Penny V 🤔 pic.twitter.com/xW6CeJXNsd — B/R Kicks (@brkicks) October 11, 2018 Typically these instances occur when the athlete is between shoe deals, or in some cases, wanting to get out of one. With Joel Embiid leaving Adidas and officially signing with Adidas earlier this week, could…

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Making Kicks Count: Orange Bowl Committee and South Florida Schools collect over 1,300 pair of shoes for local children

The Orange Bowl Committee, a non-profit sports organization that serves South Florida, in partnership with TD Bank, worked with local schools to collect over 1,300 pair of shoes. Their Kicks for Kids program, (not to be confused with the Kicks 4 Kids. Foundation) has been around since 2011 and is “a program designed to provide South Florida’s underserved youth the opportunity to participate in a reap the rewards of sports and exercise by receiving a pair of good athletic shoes.” Schools in The Miami-Dade and Broward County area collect shoes…

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Making A Difference: Damian Lillard interview with Lamar Hurd

Check out this interview Portland Trail Blazers TV analyst Lamar Hurd did with Damian Lillard regarding his work with children and the Portland community. “I wanna have my impact on it & really put my hands on the kids & interact with them & really help them improve.” @dame_lillard sits down with @L_Hurd to talk about his work with kids & the Portland community. FULL INTERVIEW: https://t.co/AzTebT6ib5pic.twitter.com/l7fJIiggo2 — Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) July 26, 2018 https://www.nba.com/blazers/video/2018/07/26/lillard

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Dame 4 inspired Damian Lillard’s Summer Basketball Camp

This colorful offering of the adidas Dame 4 is inspired by Damian Lillard’s annual kids summer basketball camp. It features a colorful graphic upper that upon closer inspection are images of basketballs, notebooks, and clocks. This vibrant upper sits atop a black midsole and white rubber outsole. The Adidas Dame 4 Camp is now available. The sticker price is $115 USD.

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Making A Difference: Spurs Rook Lonnie Walker IV donates 300 pairs of shoes to hometown basketball league

With our ongoing series, Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers, we have the unfortunate tasks of bringing to you the depravity that sneakers can cause. This is a sneaker-related story that should bring a smile to your face. According to the Reading Eagle’s Mike Drago, San Antonio Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker, along with Adidas exec Eric Wise, helped deliver 300 pairs of shoes to the Blacktop Basketball League in Redding, Pennsylvania. “Lonnie has been nothing but genuine in being a role model and carrying himself the right way,” Blacktop board…

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Damian Lillard delivers free shoes to Portland kids

Monday, in a post on his Instagram Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard teased that he would be “giving away like 50 pairs of size 12/12.5 shoes.” True to the post, Lillard showed up at a Portland, Oregon park in a U-haul truck he drove himself,ready to give away free pairs of Adidas kicks. NASCAR writer Jeff Gluck reports that Lillard also signed autographs for those in attendance. Craziness at a city park in Portland! NBA All-Star @Dame_Lillard posted on social media he was en route to give free…

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Phillipine authorities seize $750,000 in fake sneakers and goods

At the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Bureau of Customs agents seized approximately $750,000 worth of counterfeit sneakers and other goods since January, according to the Bureau of Customs. Recent social media posts from the official account of the Bureau of Customs show agents piling up scores of fake shoes which included the Sean Witherspoon’s Nike Air Max 97, Atmos x Air Max 1 “Animal”, Fear of God x Vans Authentic, Pharrell x Adidas NMD Hu, and Adidas Yeezy Powerphase. P40M halaga ng misdeclared goods kabilang ang mga beauty…

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Trae Young signs with Adidas

Adidas added to its roster of endorsers with the signing of Trae Young. The former Oklahoma stat and likely top-ten NBA draft picked announced earlier today of his deal with the Three Stripes. Trae Young has signed a multi-year footwear & apparel endorsement deal with Adidas. pic.twitter.com/fouNlLwqHi — Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) June 19, 2018 Adidas increases it’s basketball profile with this signing. Specific terms of the deal are not known at this time.

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