But that’s an oversimplifcation, of course. Westbrook is nothing if not unpredictable. On All-Star weekend, he gave us….well, he gave us this. Suspenders. Bow tie. Just … this outfit transports us to another place and time. Not sure where and when that is, but hey.
And really, his fashion fits his personality on the court — unpredictable, but fun, and sometimes? A little crazy. When it works, it’s almost perfect. But at times, it makes you scratch your head. You take the good with the bad. Sometimes, it’s like Westbrook is from the future.
Westbrook might just have a unique sense of style. Which is fine. But sometimes, players wear outfits that make fans genuinely wonder if they’re serious, or if it’s some elaborate joke. Perhaps it’s even a slap in the face of commissioner David Stern, who implemented the “fashion code.”
Either way, this shirt Houston’s Chandler Parsons was wearing after a game cannot be serious.
Parsons’ team is no longer alive in the playoffs. But there are plenty of, um, fashion icons whose teams are still playing, and we now have their pregame or postgame fashion choices to look forward to.
But what he’s been noticed for the most in these playoffs is his postgame shoe selection last Tuesday. These look like what would happen if Rainbow Brite and My Little Pony collaborated on a shoe design.
Honorable mentions, of course, abound. James Harden is out of the playoffs, but Westbrook’s sense of style must have rubbed off on him while they were together in OKC, because of this. Oh, and this. I call that “Lion Tamer”.