Style Points: 2015 Is Officially Yeezy Season; Willie Cauley-Stein Touches the Sky

  • Kanye West KOKO concert London

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    Kanye West

    Mr. West has been everywhere lately, but he might’ve saved his best performance for a surprise night at London’s KOKO. The dude brought everyone on stage, from Raekwon to Big Sean to Vic Mensa and they all went OFF. I couldn’t even imagine being there — it looks beyond lit.

    West played songs from just about every point in his career, and capped it off with a performance of his latest, “All Day,” a song that sounds like a war anthem whenever he does it live. So far, 2015 is officially Yeezy Season.

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  • LeBron James

    Amid the attention being generated by Stephen Curry, and to a greater degree, James Harden and Russell Westbrook, everyone is forgetting about LeBron, already counting him out of the MVP race. So over the last few weeks, he’s had to remind folks, including Boston’s Avery Bradley during a blowout Cleveland win. You reach, he’ll teach.

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  • Willie Cauley-Stein

    Willie Cauley-Stein hasn’t developed into the offensive talent that a lot of NBA scouts expected, but the 7-footer is still probably the most disruptive defensive force in college basketball and is going to make an impact wherever he lands in the L. He can also get up really, really high. This is on some Dwight Howard steez right here. Good luck stopping that this March.

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  • Air Jordan 1 All Gold Chad Johnson Instagram


    Chad Johnson

    We’ve seen Common flaunting these before but this is probably our best look yet at this dope Air Jordan I design. Combining two things people really, really love right now — flashy color and the AJI — makes this a big win. For someone who hasn’t been in the limelight for a minute now, Chad stays getting blessed.

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  • Russell Westbrook

    If he’s not the MVP after coming back WITH A DENT IN HIS FACE and wearing a facemask while putting up 49 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists for his fourth straight triple-double, then I’m going to hand in my fan card right now.

    Oh yeah, he also did this.

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  • Stephen Curry

    Oh so now we’re not even bothering to watch it go in? I see how it is, Steph. Golden State is playing at such a high level now, and with so much swagger, that Curry is out here launching 28-footers and running down court just knowing the ball’s going in. We really can’t wait to see what this cat does in the playoffs. No NBA player is more exciting.

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  • Kanye West KOKO concert London
  • LeBron James
  • Willie Cauley-Stein alley-oop
  • Air Jordan 1 All Gold Chad Johnson Instagram
  • Russell Westbrook facemask dunk
  • Stephen Curry

They’re saying 2015 has already eclipsed last year musically. I can’t lie. I have to agree. While Big Sean just released what’s sure to be one of the albums of the year, Kanye West has also given us enough of a taste of his new album that you have some fans already calling it a classic — just off the strength of “All Day” alone. Add in his new adidas clothing line launch, and his iconic Yeezy Boosts and ‘Ye is dominating 2015. Dominating. At this point, he can do no wrong. His style is going to define this year in pop culture.

In Style Points at The Drop, it’s never about what you do but how you do it. Case in point: Stephen Curry. We all know he can shoot — the whole world knows he can shoot. But at this point, with Golden State sitting pretty in the top spot in the West, Curry is trying to add a second dimension to his MVP credentials by launching deep threes and turning to beckon to the crowd…before it even goes in. That’s Larry Bird-level swagger.

Curry wasn’t the only ballplayer bringing it hard these past few weeks, either. Russell Westbrook continues to terrorize the world, unloading triple-double after triple-double, even putting one up with a dang dent in his face and a mask on. If that doesn’t deserve major style points, then I don’t know what does.

In this week’s edition of Style Points: 2015 Is Officially Yeezy Season; Stephen Curry Is Too Smooth.

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