Top: Russell Wesbrook
From left to right: Jayson Tatum, LeBron James, Kevin Love
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Not many people realise it but NBA players are some of the most stylist athletes out there. With the rise of social media, fans are paying close attention to what their favourite players are wearing off the court and as a result, the pregame tunnel has transformed into a makeshift runway show – and we love it. In a professional sports league with over 500 players, it’s amazing to see how these stars are using fashion to communicate their personality, fun side and taste.
Below we have featured six of our favourite looks and curated some pieces that we think match the aesthetic. So whether you like simple and minimalistic fashion or something a bit more loud and colourful, our list has you covered.
Jayson Tatum | Boston Celtics
Maybe you’re after a street heavy look?
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Rag & Bone | Jack Checked Cotton Over Shirt | £295
Billionare Boys Club | Greetings Cotton Print T-Shirt | £65
Represent | Brushed Stretch-Twill Cargo Trousers | £180
Palm Angels | Burning Head Embroidered Cotton Cap | £125
Nike | Air Jordan 1 Mid Carbon Fiber All-Star | £224
Serge DeNimes | St Christopher Necklace | £130
Kevin Love | Cleveland Cavaliers
Keep the outfit simple and let the sneakers do the talking.
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AMI Paris | Unstructured Coat | £507
Warm-Me | Cashmere Beanie | £198
Nike | Air Max One Anniversary | £462
Pt01 | Low Rise Trousers | £178
Balenciaga | Logo Knit Socks | £85
Reiss | Merino Wool Jumper | £85
LeBron James | Los Angeles Lakers
Who doesn’t love a good co-ord?
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Balr | AOP Doll Logo-Print Shell Shirt | £120
Balr | AOP Doll Logo-Print Shorts | £115
Rayban | Square Frame Wayfarer Sunglasses | £130
Maria Black | Chain Necklace | £605
Nike | Air Max 90 Sneakers | £162
Northskull | Atticus Bracelet | £105
Russell Westbrook | Washington Wizards
Business, but keep it casual.
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Hyein Seo | Detachable Pocket Blazer | £361
AMI Alexandre Mattiussi | Beige Cigarette Fit Trousers | £220
Balenciaga | Silver Leo Necklace | £395
Converse x Kim Jones | Chuck 70 Utility Hi Sneakers | £105
C2H2 | ‘Post Human Era’ Metal Clip Beanie | £58
Montrezl Harrel | Los Angeles Lakers
Add a pop of colour to your look and embrace the tie dye trend!
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Mauna Kea | Tie Dye Cotton Hoodie | £124
Travis Scott | No By Standers T-Shirt | £103
Supreme | Overdyed Ribbed Knit Beanie | £103
Represent | Ripped Detailing Skinny Jeans | £125
Vans | Old Checkered Skool Sneakers | £91
Ambush | Rectangle Frame Sunglasses | £190
D’Angelo Russell | Minnesota Timberwolves
Just because you’re an athlete doesn’t mean you can’t dress up.
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Low Brand | Structured Brand Suit | £298
Hugo | Smati Roll-Neck Cotton Jumper | £120
Ray Ban | Round Frame Havana Sunglasses | £145
Falke | Sensitive Socks | £11
College | College Loafers | £270
Rotary | Cambridge Watch | £169