At this point, it’s no secret that a number of NBA stars are pro wrestling fans, and we’ve seen pairs such as the Nike LeBron 14 take direct inspiration from in-ring athletes. The trend will continue this month as Damian Lillard’s signature sneaker takes on a “Stone Cold” Steve Austin theme. Branded across the midsole with rather obvious “DAME 3:16” branding—a reference to Stone Cold’s famous “AUSTIN 3:16” catchphrase—the black, blue, and gold sneaker also includes another potential nod to the WWE legend in the form of a snakeskin texture across the toe. Despite the storytelling, this does not appear to be an official collaboration with the WWE.
Scott Agness: Pacers earn their 41st win of the season, 111-100 over the Wizards. Now 2-0 in the restart. Pacers used runs of 20-2 and 22-2 to grow their lead, as large as 22. T.J. Warren had 34/11/4/4. Brogdon added 20/7/6. Up next: vs Orlando tomorrow in their only b2b.
Scott Agness: Malcolm Brogdon (sore neck) is questionable for today’s game against the Wizards at 4pm. Victor Oladipo (rehab) is doubtful. This is their only back-to-back in the bubble and he won’t play in both games. They face his first team, the Magic, on Tuesday.