When you’re talking about swagger, generally, you’re thinking about rocking the latest Air Jordans or dropping a defender with a nasty crossover or unleashing a slick 16 on a feature. The thing is, swagger comes in all shapes and sizes, all walks of life. LeBron has it. So does Lil Wayne. That’s obvious. But so does Neymar. So does Stalley. So do the best cats in Major League Soccer. Just as Style Points is never about what you do but how you do it, swagger is all about pulling it off, all about confidence.
That’s why we gotta give a shoutout to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. He’s had an interesting season, as many prophesied that this was the beginning of the end, especially earlier this season when he struggled and argued with the coaching staff. But now? He’s the best player in the NFL again, disrobing every defense he’s faced for the last month. In New England everything is back to normal, and the swaggiest player in the NFL is back to flaunting his A-list model girl all over social media.
It’s hard to top Brady’s “smooth” factor — actually it’s impossible for like 99.99% of the population — but if there’s one man who can overshadow him, it’s Michael Jordan. Jordan took over Twitter prior to the start of the NBA season, then took center stage from the bench in the Hornets’ amazing win over Milwaukee to start the year. (They came back from 24 points down in the second half.) The team posted a video of the bench’s reaction to one of Kemba Walker‘s clutch shots and all anyone wanted to talk about was Jordan’s first pump!
Tom Brady and Michael Jordan are two swagger kings and that’s where we’re starting this week. In today’s Style Points: Tom Brady is Unstoppable; the New Jordan Sneakers You’ll Never Get.
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