The Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers just played Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals (with the Warriors winning 114-111), and Portland star Damian Lillard broke out some lime green shoes that would make Slimer proud.
— B/R Kicks (@brkicks) May 17, 2019
The shoes really stood out on HDTV, and drew plenty of tweets from viewers. One common suggestion on Twitter: were these shoes serving as an advertisement for Hulu, which Lillard has been a spokesman for?
damian lillard’s shoes scream HULU HAS LIVE SPORTS pic.twitter.com/jF9gn3Knku
— 𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘻𝘺 𝘴𝘶𝘣𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘢𝘯™ 🙇🏻♂️🧧🇹🇼 (@siushi) May 17, 2019
— Soooo….Im Lo (@LLCOOLREN) May 17, 2019
Lillard got them Hulu shoes on tonight
— Ceezy (@m_cole34) May 17, 2019
— Michael A Noble (@m_noble_ia) May 17, 2019
And the shoes reminded many other people of the arcade classic NBA Jam.
I just turned on the Warriors Blazers game and I absolutely love how Damian Lilllard’s shoes are essentially just NBA Jam unlimited Turbo shoes. pic.twitter.com/ESzk8uyJht
— Ben Koo (@bkoo) May 17, 2019
Lillard's got the NBA Jam turbo shoes on
— jordan da bull ewe (@jordub) May 17, 2019
— Rob (@PassingAsFunny) May 17, 2019
And some even blamed the shoes for a turnover Lillard had in the final seconds of the loss:
If Dame wasn’t wearing dumbass shoes he wouldn’t have turned it over
— Ben Fletcher (@Fletchsports) May 17, 2019