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Donovan Mitchell Following in Damian Lillard’s Adidas Footsteps

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Mitchell is making inroads at Adidas just like a young Lillard did, Eric Woodyard of Deseret News relays.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz sensation Donovan Mitchell has drawn comparisons to Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard in more than one area; from their play-style to their penchant for being good dudes, the similarities are obvious. They also share the same brand, Adidas, where Lillard has a signature shoe in its fourth model currently.

Mitchell wore the Dame 4 during his rookie year, and he’s got his eyes on his own shoe at some point, he told Eric Woodyard of Deseret News:

“If that ever happens, it would be a blessing,” Mitchell told the Deseret News. “I would be really excited for that to happen. Like I said, every kid kind of dreams of those things. For that, I would be really blessed, but I guess I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me, but that would be awesome.”

Lillard finds the situation very similar to his own coming into the league with Adidas, when he wore Derrick Rose’s signature shoes:

“It’s funny that I did it with D. Rose and now it’s like I’m D. Rose and he’s me now, so it’s just funny but it’s cool,” Lillard said.

You can read more from Woodyard here.