Posted May 28, 2013

LeBron James, Kevin Durant among stars standing out on postgame podium runway

2013 NBA playoffs, Ben Golliver, Carmelo Antony, Kevin Durant, LeBron James
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The basketball world’s obsession with clothing has developed gradually just like any other fashion addiction.

One pair of shoes becomes two pairs of shoes, becomes three rare pairs of shoes, becomes camping outside a mall and risking violence for a limited edition pair of shoes, becomes a closet full of 200 pairs of shoes, and on, and on. One luxury suit, becomes 10 luxury suits, becomes a strong desire to wear something no one else has worn before, becomes the desire to look outlandish for the sake of looking outlandish, becomes a goal of looking absolutely ridiculous to make a mockery of the whole exercise.

Step by step by step, we as observers follow right along, going deeper into our fascination with the postgame podium runway scene. For some, the actual basketball has taken a backseat to the endless accessories — vests, glasses, backpacks — and luxury labels.

With that in mind, here’s a slideshow of the most memorable outfits worn by stars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul and James Harden during the 2013 NBA playoffs.

4 comments
Morethanstats
Morethanstats

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SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq like.author.displayName 1 Like

Is Lebron the 2nd player out of the closet?

dannyfarmboy
dannyfarmboy

Just for goofs, I'd love to see someone dressed in an outfit that exactly matches the background, complete with the nba.com and playoffs logo.  It'd be weird and cool to just see a player's head and hands, floating in space.