LeBron and Westbook Win The Fashion Weekend


ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Over the last few years, what you wear to the Playoffs has become nearly as noticed as how well you do once you arrive. The beauty of this is that you don’t even necessarily have to look good, at least by some traditional definitions. In this game, the goal is have people pay attention to what you’re wearing. And in that sense, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook are way ahead of the game.


LeBron arrived for last night’s postgame wearing what is, at least according to Kenny Smith, a summer sweater. I do not know what a summer sweater is, other than the very term seems like an oxymoron. (You know, like “jumbo shrimp.” Classic.) I am not sure how to describe this summer sweater, other than the print on it vaguely reminds me of a Generra sweatshirt that I may or may not have had when I was in fifth grade. The color is very Miami.


Meanwhile, in OKC, Russ turned up for the presser in what appears to be a sleeveless hoodie, accented by a thick gold rope and translucent glasses. Russ is so punk rock. I interviewed him recently for GQ about his fashion choices, specifically his glasses, and he told me that he doesn’t actually need the glasses — “I have the best vision,” he said. And don’t sleep on Kevin Durant. He may be wearing muted colors, but it feels like he pulls it off.

(Then again, I’m wearing a t-shirt and camo shorts right now, so what do I know?)


  1. Big Mellz says:

    Lang, Congrats on your new endeavor, I’ve read your work at SLAM for many years. nba.com has a new reader now because of you.

  2. Bill Jackson says:

    Kobe Bean can tweet, scream or sing all day long if he wants to. He is Kobe Bean

  3. Imeda says:

    Hey there Lang, Guess what i still keep all the Slam magazines with your marvelous articles

  4. analcunt7 says:

    “Over the last few years, what you wear to the Playoffs has become nearly as noticed as how well you do once you arrive. ”

    No, not really. Not at all, actually. No.

  5. Matt says:

    Style points?? really??? hey don’t forget to do your nails when you’re done will ya…

  6. M tomlo says:

    Kobe always wants to be the center of attention. Wish he would retire and shut up. Lakers will be great without him next season.

  7. Jjj says:

    Russ is ugly in the hoodie and lebron looks gay

  8. RazorRamone says:

    Biker URKEL LMAO!!!!

  9. Russell Wackdrobe says:

    My goodness russell you are mentally challenged lol. Money buys stupidity it seems.

  10. m tomlo says:

    LeBron can wear whatever he wants and so can Kevin. Westbrook is fun to watch but that sleeveless hoodie has to go. Reminds me of Iverson dressing like a gang member.

  11. pablo says:

    All that money and they dress like that.That is some ugly @$$ clothes they are wearing.

  12. letthebe says:

    freedom of expression. I am sure we all have some clothes that someone else has deemed ugly..

  13. EC Black says:

    Russel “The Ninja Turtle” Westbrookkkkkkkkkkk.

  14. Stephen Harper says:

    A “summer sweater” is more of a Canadian term. The weather up here gets a little crazy! We can have all 4 seasons in 1 day sometimes. Lebron’s summer sweater is not something I would personally wear