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Lillard "We Compete" Script
I wrote this script as the centerpiece of the Adidas Recruiting Lillard campaign.  
FADE IN:
 
INT: Black background, DAMIAN is sitting on a bench, leaning forward.  When we see ADIDAS EMPLOYEE speak, they are sitting on the same bench. We see each line of dialogue as a separate shot.  
 
DAMIAN
I heard all the knocks against me
 
ADIDAS EMPLOYEE #1
But I always felt like I could compete with anyone
 
DAMIAN
I heard that I faced weak competition, that I was just a scorer, not a true point guard.
 
ADIDAS EMPLOYEE #2
I have always had to prove myself
 
DAMIAN
I knew I could make it in the League
 
ADIDAS EMPLOYEE #3
I just needed a chance
 
DAMIAN 
Coming from a small school, you don't get automatic respect
 
ADIDAS EMPLOYEE #4
You have to earn that respect
 
DAMIAN
A lot of scouts didn't even see me play in high school
 
ADIDAS EMPLOYEE #1
But I knew I could get where I wanted to go by constantly getting better
 
DAMIAN
I know I belong in the conversation
 
ADIDAS EMPLOYEE #2
That I belong with the best
 
DAMIAN
My main thing was always to outwork everybody
 
ADIDAS EMPLOYEE #4
I put that WORK. IN.  Always.
 
DAMIAN
I want to play for one team.  Portland.
 
ADIDAS EMPLOYEE #2
I feel welcome here.  I love that feeling.  
 
DAMIAN 
I have a chip on my shoulder
 
ADIDAS EMPLOYEE #1
I use that as motivation to always keep improving
 
DAMIAN
I'm always working on my game, looking for an edge.
 
ADIDAS EMPLOYEE #3
I expect more from myself than anyone else would expect from me.
 
DAMIAN
With .9 seconds left, I want the ball in my hands
 
ADIDAS EMPLOYEE #1
That's just the way I'm wired
 
DAMIAN
With the series on the line, I wanted the ball.
 
ADIDAS EMPLOYEE #2
The hard work happened leading up to that moment.
 
DAMIAN
In that moment, it was like time slowed down.
SUPER: 0.9 seconds stopwatch, counting down very slowly
 
DAMIAN
But I was able to get there
Square my feet up
I got a good look
I rose up and snapped my wrist
 
SUPER: stopwatch shows 0.0
DAMIAN
I'm glad it went in 
My teammates mobbed me
I grabbed the mic and gave RIP CITY a shout
RIP CITY!
That shot was a step towards my ultimate goals
 
ALL
My goals are bigger than me.
 
SUPER: #wearebasketball
FADE OUT.
Lillard "We Compete" Script
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Lillard "We Compete" Script

Lillard We Compete Script
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