Portland Trailblazers guard Damian Lillard wore a pair of custom Adidas in honor of Paul Allen, the late Microsoft co-founder and owner of the Trailblazers, during the team’s home opener against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.
🙏🏽 RIP Paul Allen🙏🏽@Dame_Lillard will be paying homage to the great Paul Allen with these kicks. Love being part of something special like this. Good luck fam! pic.twitter.com/z12ZzYEcNF
— Kickstradomis (@Kickstradomis) October 19, 2018
The Trailblazers also honored Allen with an empty courtside seat during Thursday’s season opener. Roses were also placed outside of the Moda Center as another tribute to the tech icon.
Allen died on Monday at 65 from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was known for his love of sports and his investments in technology companies. Allen also had ownership in the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Sounders FC, a Major League Soccer team. Allen leaves behind a $26 billion estate.