Mitchell gives detailed look at his Dunk Contest Dame 4s and reveals origins of "Spida" nickname.
Utah Jazz rookie guard Donovan Mitchell has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting young stars in the NBA, which certainly isn't a surprise to his peers who voted him the "Biggest Steal of the Draft" after being selected 13th overall.
As part of Mitchell's rise, he has become the subject of a new short-form digital docu-series called “Rookie On The Rise” which first premiered on Young Hollywood in early April. The series includes 15 episodes, each 2-5 minutes in length, featuring behind-the-scenes moments with the 2018 Slam Dunk champ.
"Rookie On The Rise" follows Mitchell's climb to national stardom, his interactions with family and friends, his first All-Star Weekend experience and more, offering fans a never-before-seen look at the 21-year old star whose incredible season has him in the Rookie of the Year race.
In the 11th episode of the series, Mitchell shares a detailed look at the special edition Adidas Dame 4 that he wore during the Dunk Contest, and revealed how he earned his nickname. As it turns out, a former teammate's dad called Donovan "Spida" as a kid and it just stuck ever since.
Check out the footage below and tune in to Game 2 tomorrow night (8:00pm ET) as Mitchell and the Jazz look to even up their series with the Houston Rockets.