Slam Dunk: Top 5 NBA Fashion All-Stars
[Made Fashion Week’s]( http://www.milkmade.com/articles/3383-Made-Fashion-Week-FW15-Schedule-IS-HERE-#.VNpQG0LTabA) got an unlikely competitor this year coming from the opposite end of the court. For the first time ever, NBA All-Star Weekend will be happening in New York. The event leads up to an exhibition basketball game-taking place on Sunday, February 15th hosted by New York’s finest teams, the [Knicks]( http://www.milkmade.com/articles?utf8=✓&search=knicks) and the Brooklyn Nets. So in addition to the absolute fashion takeover New York is set to face this week—basketball players, fans, and celebrities looking to dip into both scenes will simultaneously overrun the city.
In honor of this marrying between fashion and basketball, we’ve scoured the Instagram playing field and hand-picked our favorite basketball fashionistos who not only catch nothing-but-net, but also bring their court vision to the fashion game.
- Dwyane Wade
Back in November, [Miami Heat]( http://www.milkmade.com/articles?utf8=✓&search=miami+heat) champ Dwyane Wade hosted his third annual #Runwade, a fashion fundraiser presented by Hublot, featuring looks from Neiman Marcus Coral Gables. The event raised funds for the Wade’s World Foundation, an initiative committed to giving back to the South Florida Community. Don’t you just love when fashion and basketball join forces to perform good deeds? Also, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane drove down the runway in that Ferrari. So fresh.
- Chris Bosh
Looks like the Miami Heat’s got a knack for players that love to dress. Chris Bosh, already receiving tons of light for igniting the Heat’s win over the Knicks last night, has also been tying the knot with his collection in collaboration with Armstrong & Wilson called Mr. Nice Tie. Drawing inspiration from his childhood, Bosh came up with 5 different tie and bowties that make him one of basketball’s most dapper men.
- Iman Shumpert
Of course we had to choose one basketball player that is just straight up fresh to death, with that sneaker game on point. He was the first player to bring fashion sneakers to the court—checkout his kick credentials on the left. The Cleveland Cavalier played in our favorite Made Fashion Week designer’s entire Adidas collection back in 2012. We love Iman simply for loving [Jeremy Scott. ]( http://www.milkmade.com/articles?utf8=✓&search=jeremy+scott)
- Russell Westbrook
Freshly named as [True Religion’s]( http://www.milkmade.com/articles/708-Jean-Scene-True-Religion#.VNpPrkLTabA) newest Creative Director, Oklahoma City Thunder’s [Russell Westbrook]( http://www.milkmade.com/articles?utf8=✓&search=russell+westbrook) has reached a new height for NBA players in the fashion industry. Already known for his wacky outfits on and off the court, and his previous collaboration with [Barney’s ]( http://www.milkmade.com/articles?utf8=✓&search=barneys) on a clothing and accessory line, Westbrook seems like the right guy for the job. Try catching him this Saturday, February 14th at the True Religion store before he plays the NBA All-Star game.
- Lebron James
Tall, sharp, and one of the NBA’s most talked about players besides Shaq, and MJ, Lebron’s taking over NBA All-Star Weekend with his very own fashion competition this Saturday. With players such as James Harden and Klay Thompson to name a few doing the walk, while the infamous Charles Barkley judges—this NBA fashion event is going to be legit. Some of the other guests to show their faces will be Kobe, Kevin Hart, Wale, and Flo Rida—who knows maybe this NBA fashion show will become a recurring thing. NBA Fashion Week anyone?