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A Brief Guide To The Amazing Fashion Of The NBA Draft Night Experience

By / 06.26.14

Another spectacular year all-around was 1997, when Maurice Taylor introduced us to the “Coral Gables House Paint” collection.

NBA Draft

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Tim Thomas also went with something special that year, but he forgot to let the paint shop spray him down before he arrived.

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And Tracy McGrady rounded the ’97 class out by introducing the Top 20 Slow Jam Countdown alongside Peabo Bryson. In 2000, Mike Miller brought his A+ style game to the Draft’s studio session, and it’s worth remembering, because he never ever had style again.

2000 NBA Draft Portraits

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In 2002, the NBA Draft celebrated the evolution of the long coat, which wasn’t unlike other years, because all of the tallest guys end up wearing long coats. But Drew Gooden’s overcoat look was one for the books.

Drew Gooden poses for a portrait during the 2002 NBA Draft

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As was Juan Dixon’s similar coat style.

Juan Dixon selected number seventeenth poses with David Stern

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Obviously, 2003 was a huge year for the Draft, because it featured some of the biggest stars currently in the game, and the greatest player in the NBA right now, LeBron James. But that year, the suit game was won by Addams Family party extra Chris Kaman.

Kaman shakes hands with Stern

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The King isn’t off the hook, though. James’s all white look was a bold choice that had people considering putting ketchup packets on his seat.

LeBron James poses

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Then, in 2004, Andris Biedrins did his best impression of a little kid dressing up in one of his father’s suits.

2004 NBA Draft

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Poor Adam Morrison. After a great college career at Gonzaga, he has received an NBA Championship ring but has been ultimately worthless on every roster he’s been traded to. Is he still in the NBA? I have no clue. But on Draft night in 2006, he was still a top prospect while looking like he was here to pick up your daughter for prom, sir.

2006 NBA Draft

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Everyone remembers Joakim Noah from the 2007 Draft. This image will be shown for a long, long time, as some people will make fun of it, while the rest of us will celebrate it.

2007 NBA Draft

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Eric Gordon’s suit from the 2008 Draft actually has me stumped. It wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t great. I have no clue what this is. I also might be trying hard to be nice right now, because I kind of want him to end up in Orlando somehow. But I’ll worry about that after tonight.

2008 NBA Draft Portraits

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This was also the draft that had one of my favorite suits, because this thing can’t be all jokes and hating. DJ Augustin’s three-piece was solid. A+ suit game right here.

2008 NBA Draft Portraits

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In 2010, Wesley Johnson arrived just a little late for Judge Smails’s boat party.

2010 NBA Draft

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While Evan Fournier showed up to the 2012 NBA Draft like, “Oh hey, is there a draft going on? I’m just chillin’.”

2012 NBA Draft

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The recent years of the NBA Draft have been more stylish than ballsy, as I’m sure that some of these draft picks have been working with stylists just like Wiggins did for tonight. When Andre Roberson was the ballsiest with his suit choice for 2013, you know these guys are doing all right.

2013 NBA Draft

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And then there’s my favorite guy from college basketball this year, the man who brought Princess Lacey into all of our lives, Michigan State forward Adreian Payne, who showed up tonight ready to make a big statement of his own. This is dapper, folks.

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Enjoy the rest of the draft and be sure to remind me of any of the crazier 80s and 90s suits I neglected to mention.


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