NBA’s toast to Men’s Fashion

Around ten years ago, the NBA introduced a ‘business casual’ dress code which transformed its basketball stars into the best dressed athletes in the world. The men not only know their sport but also are on point with their fashion game!

Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul

If you notice, these guys literally use their parade to the locker room as a runway. The transformation from being just athletes to touring the world in roomy yet stylish sportswear and sharp suits, the NBA players have changed the game for fashion in sports.

Los Angeles, CA- OCTOBER 28: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers arrives before the game against the Houston Rockets on October 28, 2014 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Los Angeles, CA- OCTOBER 28: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers arrives before the game against the Houston Rockets on October 28, 2014 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

It’s not a surprise that now, the world’s best menswear is being modelled by NBA athletes and fashion houses are out on a limb to dress the league’s stars.

Be it Courtney Lee of the Memphis Grizzlies, James Harden of the Houston Rockets, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat, Chris Paul of the LA Clippers or Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers- they all wear their fashion on their sleeves.

James Harden

Raising the NBA fashion bar a notch higher, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, known for his distinctive off-court style recently launched his own line of clothing which was a huge hit with the fashion industry and fans alike.

NBA sportsmen are truly nothing short of style icons!