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Foot Locker Spot Has Damian Lillard Poking Fun At Former Stars Without Title Rings

04 / 16 / 14

Foot Locker yesterday released a new 30-second ad ahead of the NBA Playoffs featuring Trail Blazers G Damian Lillard having some fun at the expense of several star players without a championship ring. The ad shows Lillard, wearing adidas gear, on his phone with a friend discussing the playoffs ...

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