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The NBA has always had its standout style stars, from Walt “Clyde” Frazier in his velvet fedoras and medallion pendants to Dennis Rodman and his droves of piercings and rainbow hair. Today, we have players like Amar’e Stoudemire, LeBron James, and Russell Westbrook donning preppy pastel prints and bow ties. These sartorial trailblazers have given way to trends, both on and off the court, and proved that men of the XXXL variety don’t have to resort to Steve Harvey suits.
We thought we were done laughing our faces off at Hamish Bowles‘ story about basketball player Amar’e Stoudemire, but we were sorely mistaken. The behind-the-scenes video from Bowles’ game of one-on-one (and contingent photoshoot) with the New York Knicks forward is as hilarious as the profile in the the April issue of Vogue.
We’ve been waiting with bated breath for Knicks player Amar’e Stoudemire’s long-rumored Vogue feature and now it’s finally here. And in what can only be described as the cherry on top of our sports beat cake, the piece was written by european editor at large Hamish Bowles — who you might remember from last summer’s essay on surfing with Blake Lively and who, in this instance, submits himself to a training session and a game of one-on-one basketball with the 6 foot, eight inch phenom.
The New York Times‘ Sunday Styles section is a place to read interesting perspectives on the fashion world and to look at Bill Cunningham‘s latest pics. It is also home to quite a few ridiculous trend pieces (remember the urban caveman piece??). Today the Times takes a look at “hoopsters” — that is, hipsters who wear basketball jerseys.
What could propel Milwakee Bucks star Brandon Jennings to record himself dancing to Lady Gaga’s Love Game? We don’t know. Only the guys at SportsGrid know for sure.
Batten down the hatches folks, because the hoopla that is March Madness is officially here. So how to keep from feeling sidelined while your co-workers mantically monitor ESPN.com and swap high-fives over the water-cooler? Shopping, of course! We’ve assembled our own little dream team — a roundup of 16 athletically-inspired pieces destined for heavy rotation in your springtime line-up.