There’s only one person that can start Style Points this week: Derek Jeter. When you close out a Hall of Fame career in the Big Apple the way he did? In his final at-bat? Come on, people. Even if you don’t like the Yankees — and I know more than a few Boston fans who still refuse to give Jeter his due as one of the greatest players of our generation — you have to recognize greatness when you see it.
Some athletes have that sixth sense. They can see the “moment” before anyone else. Jordan had it. So does his baseball protege.
Jeter was the highlight of the week, but he wasn’t alone in making moves. Kevin Durant showed off some swag…and a new nickname. (Finally). An Orlando Magic player shocked us all with a perfect Neymar impersonation. And, perhaps most importantly, celebrities and sports stars turned out cyphers and morphed into rap stars.
It’s a great time to be a sports fan now that we’re past the doldrums of August and the earliest September weekends. Baseball is ready for one of the most exciting postseasons in recent memory. Without the Red Sox or Yankees, we’re going to see new stars rise. NBA training camps are underway, and of course, the NFL is here. Takes some time away from updating your fantasy lineup and check out this week’s style stars because, remember, it’s not about what you do but how you do it.
Here is this week’s Style Points: Derek Jeter’s Curtain Call and Hip-Hop’s New Powerhouse.
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