10 NBA-related costumes for Halloween

by Micah Hart

If you are like me, you have presumably waited until the last minute to decide what to dress as for Halloween this year. If you are also like me, working with the NBA so much has made it almost impossible to come up with costume ideas that don’t somehow relate back to my day-to-day activities (ok, that probably doesn’t apply to you as much).

With that in mind, here are 10 costume ideas for you to consider before heading out to trick-or-treat on Sunday night:


10. Lawrence Frank-enstein

More costume ideas after the jump…


9. Big Baby Davis


8. NBA player observing new technical foul rules


7. Edvard Munch’s The Scream

6. Ivan Drago


5. Yao Ming the Merciless


4. O.J. Mayo



3. Jonas Brothers Jerebko


2. DeJuan Blair Witch Project


1. LeBron James

UPDATE: LeBron James appears to have a costume already – vampire!

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54 Comments

  1. antoine says:

    number 2 is the best

  2. pat says:

    nba writers are really that uncreative ? that was stupid

  3. OMG says:

    As if this was featured on NBA.com. So sad.

  4. carter says:

    one word for the NBA writers………………..TROLLS

  5. Hilarious says:

    Hahaha, #1 is the best LOL!

  6. RayWilliamJohnson says:

    Man, i should make bad ass jokes about this on equals 3!

  7. kas says:

    truly the dummest article ever posted on nba.com

  8. CARTER MILLS says:

    number 6 lookes like the guy watching me through the window last night…………………

  9. Josh says:

    I don’t get how a dancing Darth Vader relates to LBJ… anyone have any ideas?

    • AlPha~MaLe says:

      I don’t know, I was thinking it was because he liked to dance when he got excited througout the game or is it because everyone views him as evil now. Maybe thats it, he was anakin now he’s Darth Vador.

  10. Faiz says:

    This article is almost mindless and bland. I’m sorry but this is not even slightly funny or barely relevant other than pulling of puns on a few names. Although, Kirilenko-Ivan Drago and Glen ‘big baby’ davis deserves some credit

  11. Alex says:

    Wow… I hope he didn’t get paid for this crap… wow…

    Thanks for wasting our time genious

  12. Tyler says:

    Made me laugh.

  13. comboguard says:

    This sucks. Can’t joke – continue write nba analitics.

  14. Azamat says:

    I am sorry, but this is so silly…

  15. milos trendevski mkd says:

    Ivan Drago!!!
    ha ha ha ha ha

  16. Chris says:

    Can’t believe Durantula is not in there or maybe even Durantcula being realated to Halloween.

  17. Rik says:

    Micah, you are a genius!!!

  18. leggomymelo says:

    this was pretty bad. maybe if they took normal pics of players and compared them to pics of other things itd be better. prolly not though

  19. dannyboyflint says:

    Haha, go for it Ray! equals 3 ftw.

  20. muhj says:

    if people get paid to write things like these then the world may very well end.

    please stop.

  21. Michael says:

    i LMAO at the O.J. Mayo one…… and Lebron James

  22. DannerB7 says:

    What a waste of life for all involved.

  23. leo says:

    hilarious! hahahahaha i really liked number 4

  24. Ivan Grande says:

    O.J. Mayo is EEEEEEEEPIC!!!! :)))))))

  25. Boris says:

    I don’t get the lebron james one…

  26. Pierre says:

    Lol I actualy craked up when thinking that Im reading this from NBA.com !

  27. funny says:

    Number 8 is the best…LBJ is kinda confusing

  28. Toates says:

    This is tastless, I expect more from nba.com. Think about how it reflects on you before you post somthing like this

  29. Francisco Vega says:

    Raise your hand if this triggered a migraine.

  30. jso says:

    Pretty ironic how most of the people saying this article is stupid are saying things like “dummest” ;)

  31. Pistol P. says:

    Sooo stupid. Bleeeeeeeeeeh,,
    Micah Hart, it’s not a place for you. Just leave it, find another job.
    You should be fired.
    Just leave us alone.

    /I hope I’m wong, but times they are a-changin’,
    with guys like this.

  32. zyweic says:

    I am surprised this even got published… this is really bad…

  33. Pistol P. says:

    NBA.com sucks!
    This is the stupidest thing I’ve seen on the web this year.

  34. RJ says:

    I wish I could say it was funny but it wasn’t. Sorry.

  35. Bozz says:

    Waste of time. I chuckled at the number one spot though. Did not expect it at all, LOL!

  36. NYAKSTAR says:

    AK is really scary though

  37. Raoul_Duke says:

    This is one of the worst attempts at humor I have ever seen on any website, let alone a website as “big-budget” as NBA dot com. It is the antithesis of clever, and the opposite of humor. “Lawrence Frank-enstein”? Seriously? Are you paying someone to write this? Is it too late to get your money back?

  38. Adam says:

    They should have listed Craig Sager. Any of his suits would look like a costume on anyone else…

  39. henri says:

    money could be spend in a more effective way. just focus on the sport columns

  40. maccers123 says:

    do the people commenting on this really have no sense of humor?
    the offseason has been filled with drama etc whats wrong with having a chilish little article?? nothing at all

    ‘worst thing on the web all year’
    waste of our time’

    GET OUT MORE!
    no-one with a life should be THAT offended by this article

    i personally enjoyed the light hearted nature of it after spending the last week reading about the 3 prima-donnas of bball (melo, cp3, lebron)

    moral of the story?? kudos micah hart for bringing some relief from the drama

  41. Isaac says:

    I dont get number 1.

  42. Joe Pantalone says:

    That was the worst article on NBA.COM by far.

  43. Karl says:

    It hurts me to see such an article in a blog called “All Ball”.

  44. 15248795266 says:

    maybe you guys can make lebron james all red and make look like a devil since his team is miami heat

  45. Sofargone says:

    Wow. Terrible. You probably just googled these pictures. I could have done this.

  46. Carrington Banks says:

    Darth Vader is known is the most evil good guy turned bad guy ever in pop culture. And he’s dancing…..THATS Lebron James lol

  47. Andrew says:

    Ummm, why exactly some people on here feel offended by this article? Lighten up a bit. It’s nice to see something different every now and then. What’s wrong with that? Absolutely nothing.
    Maybe I should ask: what’s wrong with you? Why so bitter over something as little as this? Get a life, bunch of whiners.

  48. Andrew says:

    Ummm, why exactly some people on here feel offended by this article? Lighten up a bit. It’s nice to see something different every now and then. What’s wrong with that? Absolutely nothing.
    Maybe I should ask: what’s wrong with you? Why so bitter over something as little as this? Get a life, bunch of whiners.

  49. Knuckleheadd says:

    I Don’t Get #2 & #1; Someone Wanna Explain?

  50. pat says:

    I must admit this is the one article from nba.com that I vividly remember, that’s how bad it is. I just googled oj mayo halloween nba and found it again. You can google and find most images used in this article on the first page of google images, its sort of sad how rushed this article was