Up until this point all my blogs have been about the nature of sports, but the recent trend of NBA players displaying their outward fashion tastes has gotten so ridiculous that I feel the need to address it has to be addressed. Now I’m not sure if you guys are aware but ever since 2005 the NBA has enforced a strict dress code requiring their players to dress in business or conservative attire while arriving and departing a scheduled game, on the bench while injured, and when conducting official NBA business (press interviews, charity events, etc.). Now since these guys are paid quite handsomely, one could assume that players would opt to wear the finest qualities of suits in order to look as professional as possible. While several players choose to go with the simplistic look, many of the superstars have been “expressing” themselves with bizarre and baffling attire.
Take a look at Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook as he enters the stadium for a regular season game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
This outfit is so heinous I don’t even know where to begin to comment on it. I guess I’ll start with the metallic excuse of a shirt. It honestly looks like Westbrook is wearing a coat of armor or a tin vest over a sweatshirt. I can no find no practical use for this shirt as a function part of any wardrobe. And Russell, what in the world could you possible need that Euroesque man purse for? I mean what can you honestly be carrying into an arena with a locker full of equipment already in place.
Now Westbrook is a repeat offender of this “fashion forward” trend but he’s certainly not alone as superstars across the league have been showing off their new digs before games and during postgame interviews
Here’s a nice little montage of fashion don’ts courtesy of the NBA’s finest. You would think that with a multimillion dollar salary that surely they could do better than the monstrosities your about to witness.
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