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Lillard, Oakley Team Up for Promotion, Charity Donation

Portland’s star brings a new lens to ultra-expensive glasses.

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Damian Lillard has made a big name for himself in the NBA, but he’s also leaving a legacy behind that is more than just basketball. In 2012-2013, when Lillard was a rookie, he launched the RESPECT program that now partners with three Portland area high schools, encouraging students to show up, work hard and be kind.

Recently, Oakley announced a partnership with Damian Lillard, and as part of that partnership they will be donating $140,000 to Lillard’s RESPECT program. Lillard was pictured wearing Oakley’s newly re-released X Metal Romeo and Juliet frames prior to the Golden State Warriors game earlier this week. The iconic 90s frames were a favorite of basketball legend Scottie Pippen, and each of the 14 limited edition pairs that are part of this re-release will be signed by Pippen. The sunglasses are priced at $14,000 a pair and they will be available for purchase on