Not sure if we can think of any better colab than Damian Lillard and Ric Flair.
Dame Time and 'The Nature Boy' are quite similar in a lot of ways. When the lights come on and the stage is bright, the two just shine. Hand them a microphone, and it’s over.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with ‘The Nature Boy,’ enjoy…
“Such an animated performer like Ric Flair can't be encapsulated in words. He's a man of vibrant actions and endless sound bites. If Dean Malenko is "The Man of 1,000 Holds," then Flair is absolutely "The Man of 1,000 Faces" – each one more flushed red with intensity than the last,” Flair is described on the WWE website.
Lillard is quite the wrestling fan himself and named ‘The Nature Boy’ as one of his top favorites back in June:
Stone cold, the rock , Rick flair , Hulk hogan/Bret hart https://t.co/IhRY9k5jT1— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) June 25, 2020
Now, dreams are coming true.
Introducing the latest Dame 7 shoe, a tribute to ‘The Nature Boy.’
Gone have a hard time holding down these gators 🤷🏽♂️ https://t.co/2WKl5Cgmiu— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) September 26, 2020
Flair signed an endorsement deal with Adidas in September 2019.
According to the Adidas website, “The shoe wears a bold white and metallic gold color scheme that references some of his classic ensembles he would wear while walking to the ring.”
This is the second wrestling-inspired shoe that Lillard has dropped after a homage to ‘Stone Cold’ Steven Austin-inspired shoe earlier this year.
The Dame 7’s will be formally unveiled in October.
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