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?
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Who: Tristan Thompson
When: 1 month ago
What I think: Versatile. NBA players got to know when to throw on a fresh pair of Jordans and a tailored suit. Our boy Tristan gets that and is seen here wearing a good suit that shows the many different sides to the average baller. Kudos.
Who: C.J. Miles
What: Air Force Ones and Vintage Shawn Kemp Jersey
When: 2 Months ago
What I think: Ode to Shawn Kemp perhaps? Bringing back the nostalgic vibe of the ’90s, C.J Miles is seen here showing love for the Reign Man by rocking his jersey. Listen up folks, you can never go wrong with a vintage Shawn Kemp jersey. It’s classic and it should be in every b-ball purists wardrobe arsenal.
Who: Jared Cunningham
What: Red Leather Pants
When: 2 months ago
What I think: Fellas, listen to me and listen to me well, DO NOT WEAR RED LEATHER PANTS! Ever! It’s not a good look… period. I know the whole leather pant movement is big and some of you can pull it off, but red is pushing it. Scratch that, you already pushed it over a ledge into a ditch labeled “No Return.” Jared looks like he stepped out of a Dru Hill video (watch the ” I Should Be” video for reference). Not a good look. Take this as a tip. Don’t do it.
Who: Tyshawn Taylor
What: All black everything and black Balenciaga kicks
When: 3 Months ago
What I think: All black everything is clearly the fresh code and Tyshawn is living proof of that Jay Z lyric.
Who: DeAndre Jordan
What: Black leather pants and Retro Jordan 12s (Playoffs)
When: 1 week ago
What I think: Despite my feelings on leather pants, at least our boy DeAndre pulled it off. Rocking the retro Jordan 12 ” Playoffs Edition” and having his girl on the side wasn’t a bad choice either. Give it up for DeAndre.
Who: DeMarcus Cousins
What: Vintage Master P Shirt
When: 4 days ago
What I think: A lot going on in this picture, wouldn’t you say? DeMarcus is stylin’ on everybody with this one, sporting the brand new Jordan V “Laneys” with the player edition LeBrons in hand while paying tribute to the rapper Master P all at the same time. Cousins is showing you that there are levels to this game.
Who: Derrick Williams
What: Bape tee and Spike Lee Jordan IV
When: 2 Months ago
What I think: Derrick is seen here keeping it chill with the street wear. I guess being the part owner of your own sneaker spot can come in handy when you’re trying to be fly.
What do you think?
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