As if Damian Lillard didn’t already do enough emotional damage to the Oklahoma City Thunder with his epic walk-off 3 to end their season in 2019, the new colorway for his Adidas shoe throws a little more salt into the wound.
Commemorating his 50-point closeout Game 5, Lillard’s signature shoe features his line from the game on the tongue, but the true troll is in the color scheme. With an orange sole, dark blue body and orange and light blue detailing, it’s pretty obvious it’s in Thunder colors.
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Lillard’s infamous shot was right in the face of Paul George, who said after the game the clutch bomb was a “bad shot.” Lillard took exception, and has seemed to hold a grudge with George ever since as the two beefed in the bubble last season.
The shot also came in a series full of trash talk and heated exchanges with the Thunder, with guard Dennis Schroder tapping his wrist at the end of OKC’s Game 4 win. After Lillard hit the series-ender, he waved goodbye to the Thunder bench and said the shot was the last word in the trash-talking between the teams.
Apparently not, because Lillard had at least one more thing he wanted to say with his feet.
The current Thunder roster probably won’t be bothered all that much, though. Only one player — Hamidou Diallo — remains on the team that was involved in the series.