The NBA All-Star Weekend has been adopted as an annual midseason tradition consisting of a wide variety of basketball events, such as the 3-point shootout and slam-dunk contest. It’s a break from the everyday routine players follow and serves as a promising source of entertainment for die-hard fans.
During this period, the basketball community is granted the chance to catch up on the personal lives of their favorite ballers, as well as evaluate the highlights that occurred during the first half of the season. The Big Easy – New Orleans – hosted this year’s All-Star Weekend and invited the league’s top talent to not only showcase their skills but also create some of the most unforgettable moments in NBA history.
Who are the best-dressed players in the NBA
The fashionistas at Fanatics decided to use this break as a time to praise the best-dressed ballers of the 2016-17 season. Continue reading to see which NBA stars have “too much sauce.”
It’s no surprise that Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) was voted best dressed by his peers last season considering the self-proclaimed “frame fanatic” created his own eyewear label. The street-style star has also been dubbed the “Fashion King” as he appeared fashion-forward at multiple shows during the last New York Fashion Week.
Stephen Curry (@stephencurry30), the Golden State’s MVP, is also known for being conscious about his swag. In a recent article from The New York Times, the Warriors hotshot admitted that he will “stress over outfits for days.” As one would expect following this statement, Stephen surely does come dressed to impress.
Kevin Love (@kevinlove) is quite new to the fashion game but is sure making a slam dunk with his snazzy ’fits. This Cleveland Cavalier is having no trouble at all out-dressing his opponents but has had some help along the way. The four-time All-Star was tapped by Banana Republic to serve as their inaugural style ambassador in 2016.
LeBron James (@kingjames) is a man of many talents, and one of them is having a keen eye for fashion. While he’s known as a king on the court, James also brings his A-game to the fashion scene by alternating between a distinct street style (pictured above) and a more classic look. Not to mention, his Nike-sponsored shoe line has conquered the sneaker culture since launching in 2003.
Iman Shumpert (@imanshumpert) takes a more experimental approach with his style. The Cleveland guard’s wardrobe can be described as provocative, unruly, and a bit outlandish. Nevertheless, Shumpert has successfully mastered the street style and often displays his bold looks alongside his wife, Teyana Taylor.
Dwyane Wade (@dwyanewade), a modern gentleman, has a clear understanding that fashion comes and goes but style is forever. D-Wade wasn’t always a risk-taker, but upon kickstarting his career with the Miami Heat, the shooting guard quickly found the confidence to begin setting trends, rather than following them.
Fashion Free Throws
So, there you have it – the NBA’s best-dressed class of the 2016-17 season. With this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend in the books, it’s time to get back to business. Think you have what it takes to stand up tall next to these basketball fashion icons? Head over to Fanatics to shop for the hottest jerseys and NBA swag in the game!