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NBA Fashion: What’s Really Hot In The Streets, Vol. 3

From Jordan‘s sneakers to Iverson‘s tattoos, the NBA and its players have long had an influence that reaches far beyond the basketball court… and today, the league’s focus on fashion seems to be climbing to entirely new heights. With resources like Twitter and Instagram at their fingertips, many players are captivated by a perpetual quest to promote the latest trend. This obsession with social media, in conjunction with a mass hipster movement and David Stern‘s implementation of the dress code, has resulted in a fair bit of questionable dressing.

How many of the fishing lures from Russell Westbrook‘s shirt have actually caught on, though? You see, it’s ultimately up to you to decide… and for this reason we ask you, what’s really hot in the streets?

Check out Vol. 1 here
Check out Vol. 2 here

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WHO: LeBron James
WHAT: Championship ring, personalized loafers
WHERE: Instagram
WHEN: October 31
WHAT I THINK: A lot of people say they’re winning. LeBron wears his championship ring with matching loafers.
WHAT YOU THINK: Fresh/Acceptable/Whack/Suspect ???

WHO: DeJuan Blair
WHAT: Burberry shirt, Burberry belt, 3 Series BMW
WHERE: Instagram
WHEN: November 1
WHAT I THINK: A 6-7, 270-pound man squeezing himself into a 3 series? That BMW is about to look like it has Burberry interior.
WHAT YOU THINK: Fresh/Acceptable/Whack/Suspect ???

WHO: Dwyane Wade
WHAT: Li-Ning jacket and fitted cap
WHERE: Instagram
WHEN: October 13
WHAT I THINK: Having become tired of endorsing some of the homeliest Air Jordans ever constructed, Dwyane Wade jumped ship and joined up with Li-Ning this offseason. Now he has this jacket, which is much cooler than the stuff he was wearing before.
WHAT YOU THINK: Fresh/Acceptable/Whack/Suspect ???

WHO: Stephen Jackson
WHAT: New Era fitted, Loyalty Is Royalty t-shirt
WHERE: Instagram
WHEN: October 27
WHAT I THINK: The burgundy and gold of the Washington Redskins has long been one of the best color schemes in all of sports. That shirt is more red and yellow than it is burgundy and gold, though. Assuming he was already coordinating the cap with a pair of “Bentley Ellis” IXs, he should’ve kept it simple with the plain white tee. And the kid with the Bieber ‘do needs a haircut.
WHAT YOU THINK: Fresh/Acceptable/Whack/Suspect ???

WHO: Nick Young
WHAT: Air Jordan IV, Mitchell & Ness snapback, leggings
WHERE: Instagram
WHEN: October 29
WHAT I THINK: Swaggy P simply doesn’t do certain things. For instance in this photo, it doesn’t look like he bought these pants in the men’s section, and sometimes on the court, he doesn’t pass the basketball. Now it looks like he’s decided to stop tying his shoes.
WHAT YOU THINK: Fresh/Acceptable/Whack/Suspect ???

WHO: Carl Landry
WHAT: PEAK Socks
WHERE: PEAK Store
WHEN: October 20
WHAT I THINK: Plenty of guys have their own signature shoe. How many have earned a signature sock?
WHAT YOU THINK: Fresh/Acceptable/Whack/Suspect ???

WHO: Andray Blatche
WHAT: Tiger hat
WHERE: In the path of Hurricane Sandy.
WHEN: October 30
WHAT I THINK: Nice of Nicki Minaj to let Andray Blatche borrow her hat to ride out the storm. I suppose desperate times do call for desperate measures, so I’m going to cut Andray some slack this time.
WHAT YOU THINK: Fresh/Acceptable/Whack/Suspect ???

WHO: Evan Turner
WHAT: Black Diamond pendant
WHERE: Instagram
WHEN: October 18
WHAT I THINK: That’s a pretty cool collection of industrial-grade diamonds, Evan. What is it, though?
WHAT YOU THINK: Fresh/Acceptable/Whack/Suspect ???

Which style did you like best?

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