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Lillard Arrives In Utah With Leg Lamp Inspired By ‘A Christmas Story’
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Weber State legend and current Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard made a splash carrying a uniquely crafted lamp as he entered the arena for the Christmas Day matchup between the Blazers and the Utah Jazz.
Lillard walked in the players’ entrance clutching a lamp, not unlike the one made famous from the popular holiday movie, A Christmas Story. Lillard’s lamp however, was ready for NBA action, wearing compression tights and one of his signature Adidas Dame 5 sneakers.
Damian Lillard arrives in Salt Lake City with a 🎁! #NBAXmas
🏀: #RipCity x #TeamIsEverything
⏰: 10:30pm/et 📺: ESPN pic.twitter.com/AvbQnpnxsX
— NBA (@NBA) December 26, 2018
The leg lamp became iconic in the holiday classic movie, when the main character’s father won a lamp of a woman’s leg with a fishnet stocking as a prize in a sweepstakes contest. In the movie, the leg arrived in a large wooden box, marked “Fragile.” Lillard’s leg arrived in Utah in a similar manner.
👀 Special delivery in Utah. #YKWTII ⌚️ pic.twitter.com/gXzBslPZYF
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) December 25, 2018
Lillard, who played collegiately at Weber State University from 2008-2011, has enjoyed solid fanfare in Utah for his play at the Ogden-based university. He has also made it known that if he were to ever be unwanted by the Trail Blazers, that the Jazz would be one of his preferred destinations.
If blazers said they didn’t want me… Utah Jazz or Lakers https://t.co/jep3V9qRsS
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) June 14, 2017
Fans, Media Enjoy Lillard’s Lamp
The lamp drew plenty of attention on social media, who found Lillard’s unique cargo hilarious.
Merry Christmas to all, but mostly to Damian Lillard pic.twitter.com/NhY0lXRhzB
— c a i t l i n (@hello__caitlin) December 26, 2018
Twitter user @AyyIzzyy was amazed with the leg lamp.
Damian Lillard showed up to the game with the leg lamp 🤣
— Lizziebit (@AyyIzzyy) December 26, 2018
Catherine Patterson said that the lamp got her in the proper holiday spirit.
Damian Lillard carrying a leg lamp is my Christmas mood pic.twitter.com/kPGm2Neexm
— Catherine Patterson (@itsmecatpea) December 26, 2018
Victoria declared that Lillard had the best overall outfit of all the NBA stars on Christmas Day.
Damian Lillard with the leg lamp wins the outfit of the day for all Christmas Day NBA games.
— Victoria (@vckykub) December 26, 2018
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