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Adidas replaces banner of Derrick Rose with Damian Lillard & releases new Rookie of the Year Sneakers

Published on May 21st, 2013 by David Astramskas | 5,186 views



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In honor of Damian Lillard winning (by a landslide) the NBA Rookie of the Year award, Adidas released a new version of the Real Deal sneaker and replaced a giant banner of Derrick Rose on the wall of the Adidas Headquarters in Portland with a giant Rookie of the Year banner of Lillard.

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Here’s KicksOnFire’s summary of the limited edition “Rookie of the Year” Real Deal Sneakers

First off, the sock liner feature Damian’s Twitter handle, an Oakland satellite print and “9800s” to represent his neighborhood blocks. Draped in Purple and Red, this new version pays homage to the player’s career thus far – Red for high school, Purple for college and Black for the Portland Trail Blazers

The super limited shoe was made specifically for friends & family, with only 510 pairs in production.  A few extra are rumored to hit Compound (Portland, Ore), Shoe Palace (Oakland, Calif.) and adidas.com on May 23rd

 Also check out this great video of Lillard by our friend and great video editor MaxaMillion711 

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About the Author

Astramskiss aka VincentDa aka Expiredpineapples is a digital-marketing guy living in Houston. He’s worked with the NBA, Sprite, ESPN, NBA2K, cool people like LeBron, DWade, Adrian Peterson and Robert Horry, a long list of not-so-cool people and 1 or 2 real s****ty people. Won awards & been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated as a video editor & web developer. Releasing a book in 2014. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. .



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