Former NBA ROY Damian Lillard set for Manila return

Portland Trail Blazers Point Guard, Damian Lillard is set to hit the streets of Manila this June 14-15, as part of his Summer Tour 2016.

Lillard started his #NeverDoubt journey in 2012, after being drafted 6th overall pick and winning Rookie of the Year. The 2-time NBA All-Star has been unstoppable since then, becoming the number 6 scorer for the season and recently being named to the All-NBA Second Team.

“Being such a huge basketball nation, the sport is basically part of the our culture, so every basketball athlete we bring in would instantly find that connection with the Filipino fan. We saw that when we brought in D Rose and Ricky Rubio in the past, and we’re expecting the same excitement when Lillard visits this June,” said Jen Dacasin, Brand Communications and Sports Marketing Manager for adidas PH.

Lillard is fresh from leading the Trail Blazers to the second round of the playoffs where they lost to the Golden State Warriors in five games.

For the tour, Lillard will be lacing up with his signature shoe, the D Lillard 2. A new colorway and a limited edition of his signature shoe will also be dropping in adidas stores during his visit.

It will be the second trip of Lillard to the Philippines since the infamous PLDT Home: The Last Home Stand charity event in 2014.