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.
NBA players share a unique relationship with fans that simply cannot be matched by athletes in other professional sports. This is thanks to the heavy face time players get with the adoring public; while we get close-ups with football stars between games, basketball players have their faces and gear front and center inside and outside the playing field.
It’s no wonder, then, that basketball players have become trendsetters in their own right. Just as LeBron James can draw attention for a pair of kicks he wore on the court, he brings in eyes off the court with his high-level fashion and sneaker choices.
We’ve also reached the point where many players can be considered style icons and contributors to the fashion scene. James Harden’s new megadeal with adidas stems largely from the fact that he’s made waves for his gear off the court–though the runner-up finish for last year’s MVP award certainly doesn’t hurt.
In the social media, 24-7 news coverage era, you can not only rock the same kicks as your favorite player but dress like him too. If mirroring your favorite baller is something that interests you, Champs Sports has a few trends we’ve noticed that you might want to adopt into your wardrobe.
As part of our week-long preview coverage of the best basketball league in the world, this is Style You Will Adopt Soon From the NBA’s Tastemakers and Trendsetters.
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