More so than in any other league, game takes on a vital role in the NBA. It isn’t just about making shots or playing defense. It’s about staying fly for the cameras, crowds, and fans. In the week leading off to tipoff for the 2015-16 NBA season, this will be the only preview you need. At Champs Sports, we know game. We can see it in the sneakers. The uniforms. The sounds. The faces. The fans. We see it everywhere. Get schooled on what’s going to happen next.
Style and gear is a major part of being an athlete now. Fans are too invested in seeing what players are wearing on and off the court. One reason for this could be the power of social media, which has connected players and fans closer than ever. The NBA has become one of the most acknowledged professional sports leagues when it comes to fashion. What league do you know covers style and kicks more than the NBA? Want to know what sneaker your favorite player is probably wearing before a game? Just check on Instagram.
Since the league implemented the dress code back in 2005, players have fully bought into the idea and elevated their wardrobe and style game. We have guys like Dwyane Wade and Russell Westbrook, who have both fully devoted themselves in the fashion world. Both have become the poster boys of NBA style and are major trendsetters in the world of sports.
Can you imagine if Russell Westbrook was rocking the attire he wears during the Allen Iverson era?
Style Points is one of our longstanding series at Champs Sports, where we highlight people each week who are doing big things in the lifestyle/sneaker/sports world. With the NBA season approaching, we came up with a list of guys we predict are going to earn the most “Style Points” over the course of the season. Remember, it’s not about what you do but how you do it. These are the guys that kill it on IG and make sneaker blogs go crazy when they rock something out of the ordinary.
With the season about to start, this is Champs Sports Presents :24 – NBA Style Points.
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