The past week has been great for the fashion, sports, and music worlds. We saw the Paris Fashion Week flooded with tons of celebrities, 60 young men got drafted into the NBA, and BET hosted a weekend full of events, bringing together musicians of all genres.
There were certainly some memorable events from the BET takeover. Sprite sponsored the basketball activities, which included a slam dunk content, along with a celebrity game. Even John Wall and Zach LaVine showed up to take in the action, the two of them knowing just a little bit about dunking.
I tuned into the BET awards as soon as Diddy hit the stage last night and 30 seconds later I was cracking up on my couch after watching him fall through the floor. Naturally, my first instinct was to check twitter to see what Desus had to say about the incident. After checking out the tweet, I quickly realized Diddy was laughing at me and the rest of the world. He posted an Instagram video of him stunting in his one-of-a-kind, all-red adidas Yeezy Boost 350. The joke was on me.
Over the past week, we also saw the 2015 NBA Draft take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It feels like these guys are dropping their rookie contracts on suits just to look super fresh on draft day. The rookies stunted on draft night, especially our guys Stanley Johnson and Kelly Oubre Jr.
Scroll down to see who took fashion, sports, and music to the next level over the last week. You won’t be disappointed. In this week’s edition of Style Points: D’Angelo Russell “Wins” the NBA Draft; Diddy Breaks Out Custom Red Yeezys.
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Red seems to be a theme these days. The lottery pick out of Ohio State wore an all-red suit on draft night as the Lakers took the point guard with the second pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. ESPN’s NBA front office insider Amin Elhassan let the fans know that Russell looked “like a giant bottle of ketchup.” I disagree, I think the suit is fire. But if you are going to go as far as calling him a bottle of ketchup, might as well add some mustard in the description with the bright Lakers hat sitting on top of his head. This kid will blossom into a star, it is just a matter of time. Kobe, be nice.
Swagging out the inside lining of a sports coat has been a trend in recent draft memory and Frank Kaminsky just raised the bar drastically. After getting drafted ninth overall by the Charlotte Hornets, Kaminsky made sure to open up his jacket and flash the two tanks stitched on each side of his blazer. To the 2016 Draft class: you have a lot to live up to. #FranktheTank.
Last night was the 2015 BET Awards. Diddy basically stole the show. The Bad Boy CEO celebrated the company’s 20-year anniversary by bringing out Lil Kim, Ma$e, Faith Evans, The Lox, and others. The performance was incredible and even got some parents super hyped. During the performance, Diddy fell hard, but recovered like a true veteran.
His crew kept it old school with black, white, and red jump suits. What you might not have noticed was that Puffy was wearing a 1/1 all-red Yeezy Boost 350. Kanye must be proud. Another win for adidas.
Now was that just Chris Brown or Kyrie Irving? During the Sprite Celebrity Basketball Game, CB destroyed his defender with a nasty crossover with The Game just cracking up in the background. The crossover was 2K-level nice. I just wonder if he got the assist at the end of the play.
This is starting to feel like Style Points: BET Awards Edition. Guy Dupuy won his second consecutive BET Awards Dunk Contest. And for good reason. The dude can absolutely fly. Even the reigning NBA Dunk Contest Champion Zach LaVine was impressed. LaVine and All-Star John Wall helped judge the contest.
The Mets’ Steven Matz is having a pretty awesome week. Yesterday, the Mets beat the Reds, 7-2, and the star of the game was the starting pitcher for the Mets, Matz. In his major league debut he pitched seven and 2/3 innings while limiting the Reds to only two runs. He also went 3-3 with four RBIs, becoming the first pitcher in history to drive in four runs in his debut. Not too shabby. Hitting for more RBIs than your entire opponent is a pretty good way to start your career. More impressively, the dude can spin just about anything on his finger. Don’t see myself attempting to spin a laptop on my finger anytime soon.
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