Adidas And Damian Lillard Stay Ready With Latest D Lillard 2

D Lillard 2 Stay Ready

Damian Lillard cannot and will not be stopped. He’s fearlessly led the Portland Trail Blazers in a historic fourth-year campaign and adidas recently debuted the D Lillard 2 Stay Ready edition as a tribute to the hours of hard work, focus and training Dame has put in to elevate his team since day one.

As a testament to where his journey with the Trail Blazers began, the silhouette features elements that represent the three-piece suit Dame wore on draft night with a heather gray upper, leather detailing, an iced blue outsole, red accents and gold hits for a clean, classic look. Dame’s Stay Ready edition also features Boost cushioning for enhanced on-court lockdown and comfort primed for a playoff push.

The D Lillard 2 Stay Ready retails for $115 and is available now at

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Slam Dunk Basketball Slot Game Review


Given how many people in the US are fans of basketball, and gambling on it, it isn’t hard to understand why the Slam Dunk casino slot game, available at, based around this sport has been such a hit. It is not the only such game to use basketball as a premise, but it does appear to have become the most successful and well-known one with both fans of this sport and also with those who are regular casino gamers. Thanks to the fact that it combines the things that have made slot machines the most widely-played type of casino game, with plenty of unique basketball flavored features.

When it comes to the former, Slam Dunk delivers in terms of the kind of very cheap, straightforward betting that makes slots easy for inexperienced gamblers. You can play it with minimum bets of just $0.01, ensuring that it’s a game that will not bankrupt even those on the tightest budgets, while the likes of the Slam Dunk and Double Up game bonuses will be easy for anyone to grasp. For instance the latter simply allows you to wager your current winnings on a single bet, with the potential to double them (or lose it all), which is ultra simple – but something those with a passion for betting will find hard to resist.

The Slam Dunk bonus game offers the chance to play for a jackpot of 5000 coins, but throughout, this slot game offers you every chance to secure a payout. Amongst all the basketball paraphernalia on the reels (including players, shoes, cheerleaders and hoops) you will find a 23 jersey. This is the wild reel icon, and if you get five of these on any one of the nine available pay lines, it will win you a payout nine times what you originally bet. The wild icons can also help you to a standard winning line by filling in for other missing icons on a line, while scoring two or more scatter icons will produce a payout of three times your bet. Factor in the convenience of being able to put it onto your phone via a mobile casino app, and you have a game that lives up to the promise of its name.

James Harden Debuts adidas Crazylight Boost 2.5 Cargo Edition

Crazylight Boost 2.5 Harden Cargo PE

During NBA All-Star Weekend’s three-point contest, James Harden gave a sneak peek at the new Crazylight Boost 2.5 Cargo edition inspired by his off-court style.

“I wake up every day and decide who I want to be,” Harden said. “It’s a new direction where I can merge my game with my love for style.”

Drawing on Harden’s ability to express himself as a creator on and off the court, the Cargo edition is designed with an olive-based color palette, suede upper and silver accents. The shoe also features Boost cushioning for enhanced comfort on the court.

The Crazylight Boost 2.5 Cargo edition ($130) will available at, Foot Locker and Eastbay beginning March 10th.

adidas Celebrates Year Of The Fire Monkey With Chinese New Year Collection

adidas Chinese New Year collection

Celebrating the “Year of the Monkey”, the adidas Chinese New Year Collection features limited editions of the D Lillard 2 and D Rose 6. The collection is inspired by the symbolic nature of this year’s Chinese Zodiac – the “Fire Monkey” – and features custom fire monkey graphics, tonal prints and vivid color hits.

The D Lillard 2 features a fanged fire monkey graphic print treated with a gloss finish. Designed with an all-black upper, the silhouette is constructed with nubuck detailing and breathable mesh panels. The Year of the Monkey edition is capped off by fire red and gold accents, a clear blue outsole and Oak Print details on the heel cap and BOUNCE midsole.

The D Rose 6 features a fire red graphic printed on black to reveal the aggressive nature of the “Fire Monkey.” The upper is contrasted by blue accents along the tongue, webbing straps and clear outsole, while gold hits on the eyelets, signature D Rose details and adidas badging celebrate the start of the New Year. A custom D Rose graphic is also featured on the back of the tongue.

The D Rose 6 ($140) drops January 15 and D Lillard 2 ($105) on February 5 at, Eastbay and Foot Locker.

adidas and Andrew Wiggins Unveil New Crazylight Boost 2.5 PEs

adidas Crazylight 2.5 Wiggins

adidas has unveiled three new Andrew Wiggins PEs for the Crazylight Boost 2.5. Each colorway features unique design elements inspired by Wiggins’ family history and on-court play with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Marita is Wiggins’ first silhouette dedicated to his mother, Marita Payne-Wiggins, and her success as an Olympic sprinter who helped Canada win two silver medals in the 4×100 and 4×400-meter relays in the 1984 Summer Games. They feature a silver to red gradient upper, blending Primeknit threads with forefoot mesh to deliver added breathability on the hardwood. Silver accents along the midsole, heel cap, collar lining and laces are paired with a red and white outsole for a true Canadian tribute. Gold hits to the upper’s foil treated seam and AW logo cap off the hometown exclusive.

Calling on Minnesota’s state motto – L’Etoile du Nord or The Star of the North – Wiggins’ North Star PE is constructed with a metallic heel counter and silver detailing. Designed in team colors, the shoe features a black and blue Primeknit upper with seamless integration of mesh tooling and deep blue accents throughout.

Designed in tribute to Wiggins’ journey from Canada to the NBA, adidas unveiled the Home Away From Home edition of the Crazylight Boost 2.5. The shoe displays cascading maple leaves from the midsole to a clear outsole with green and blue accents as a nod to Wiggins’ Canadian roots and time in Minnesota. White and gray Primeknit threads are paired with dark blue mesh details, while the heel cap features a silver-blue fade treated with a chrome finish.

The Marita colorway droped on January 1st, while the North Star and Home Away From Home colorways will be available next month. Pricing on these is $125.

J.R. Smith Talks About The Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James’ Hair, and Finally Growing Up


J.R. Smith opens up about about the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James’ hair, family, and finally growing up in the January issue of GQ.

“I was petrified,” J.R. Smith tells GQ’s Devin Friedman about his trade from the New York Knicks to the Cleveland Cavaliers. “Seriously. I didn’t know what to expect. I thought: The weather is gonna be horrible. There’s going to be nowhere to go out to eat. There’s going to be nowhere to party.”

Though he’s not living out his basketball fantasy, J.R. is experiencing his coming-of-age in Cleveland: He’s committed to LeBron’s team, his team. “You would never go out and party on this team,” says J.R. “Once you’re on a team like this, you’re just so locked in. When you see someone like LeBron in the gym around the clock? Usually it’s the guys who want to get better so they can get more playing time who are always in the gym. But if you’ve got four MVPs, two championship, two Finals MVPS…” Not to mention the sense of expectation from LeBron: “If you’re here for any other reason than to get better and help us win, then you’re here for the wrong reason. And he’ll tell anybody that––he doesn’t care. You could be mad at him or whatever: If you’re not here to win? Time for you to go.” Despite LeBron’s intensity, it doesn’t keep J.R. from having fun with him and the rest of the team. When asked about the hairstyle of the Cavs, J.R. replies, “I tell him [LeBron] all the time: You can’t have it all! You have to give up one thing, and it just so happened to be your hair. If someone told me I’m gonna give you $600 million but I’m going to take your hair? Take my hair!

The Cavs aren’t the only thing J.R. is committed to these days. He proposed to the mother of one of his daughters. “I couldn’t keep jumping onto another ship without knowing the direction it’s going,” says J.R. “I’ve been with some of the most quote-unquote beautiful women in the world. But they’re so ugly on the inside.”

So what does J.R. want from the end of his career? How does he hope this story ends? “Hopefully just win a championship,” he confides. “I’d like to get greedy. But just one… As long as I’m part of it…. I guess if I could write my ending, it would be: ‘Even though he was a quote-unquote knucklehead, he finally got it right.’”

To see the full story, including the photos, shot by Ture Lillegraven, go to:

Photo credit: Ture Lillegraven/GQ

adidas and James Harden Drop Limited Edition Crazylight Boost

adidas James Harden Crazylight Boost Triple White

On October 1st, adidas Basketball welcomed Houston Rockets superstar James Harden to the family with a special delivery that included an exclusive Crazylight Boost Triple White – the first adidas shoe Harden laced up on-court. He also rocked the same shoes in his first global television commercial for adidas, Creators Never Follow.

Set for a limited drop of 100 pairs, fans now have the chance to own this exclusive Crazylight Boost edition which comes wrapped in special packaging individually numbered from 1-100.

The shoe represents the clean slate of the adidas-James Harden partnership, built upon the foundation that creators will break free from convention, step out from the crowd and never follow. Designed with a triple white color palette, it comes equipped with a clean Primeknit upper. The silhouette features a synthetic leather collar and Boost cushioning in the heel for added comfort on the hardwood.

The Crazylight Boost Triple White edition drops December 17th exclusively at for $140.