Thanks to trailblazers, like Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, there is absolutely no telling what we’ll get from each playoff game — in terms of the crazy outfits worn before and after games.
Sometimes, you’re left wondering if these guys are being serious, or if they’re playing an elaborate joke on all of us and/or each other.
Westbrook then ups the ante and dared Ibaka to wear a Billy Ocean jacket … for which he did.
But alas, sometimes tradition wins out over youthful exuberance, and that’s what happened when the Spurs beat the Thunder in the Western Conference finals.
Or is it? I mean, how do we know the fashion exhibited by Spurs legend Tim Duncan isn’t just an homage to the past, or just a weird sense of style all his own? Like here, he goes for the "comfortable dad" look:
Fear not, though. Crazy fashions will still represented in the NBA Finals — and not just Duncan’s weird dad wardrobe. The Heat have pushed boundaries when it comes to this, as well, most notably by Dwyane Wade, who popularized the floral jacket even before Westbrook broke it out this year.
Now, Wade is trying to bring back overalls with a vengeance, evidently.
LeBron James certainly has a sense of style of his own, which usually includes striped sweaters and a hat of some kind. But every now and then, even The King lets loose a little bit and lets out his inner animal.
You usually see shirts like that for sale at gas stations, but that one probably cost hundreds of dollars. Still, the king of the jungle being worn by the king himself? Not bad.
So during the NBA finals, we’ll see at least a few eyebrow-raising fashion choices, but let’s not pretend Duncan’s throwbacks are somehow inferior to everyone else’s. It’s all ridiculous, when you think about it. I say Duncan is starting a new trend, and soon "Dad Wear" will be all the rage: