The Biggest, Best and Boldest ‘Fits From Weeks 3 and 4 of the NBA Season
From AD's ski-mask moment to Giannis' presidential suit, let's review the top performers in the league's most important statistical category: drip
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Two more weeks of the young NBA seasons are in the books, and the were a sartorial slam dunk. Below, InsideHook takes a closer look at the best tunnel, travel and at-large ‘fit picks from the league’s premier hoopers and dressers. This week: statement suits, statement knits, statement ski-masks — the NBA’s bold and brightest were looking to make an impression.
Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers
AD has a chip on his shoulder this year, and it’s really bleeding into the big man’s off-the-court style. The 21-22 season has seen Davis embrace exceptionally crazy knits and lots of black-on-black, and his recent balaclava banger only proves that “The Brow” might very well be entering his supervillain era. We can only hope it means more ski-masks.
D’Angelo Russell, Minnesota Timberwolves
DLo just will not stop with the ‘fits this season. The point guard has upped his efficiency this year (off the court) with a focused take on ivy, and clearly, the look is working, because he’s producing monster get-ups week in and week out. The colors really stands out to us for this casual prep ensemble — rocking brown and black together is encouraged if you know how to do it. Add in some tweed and a double-double (two bags) and you’ve got yourself a playoff caliber ‘fit.
Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves
Turns out that AE isn’t just slick on the-court and in the press room — you can now add pulling off some seriously large ‘fits to the second-year player’s repertoire. He seems to be following the rule of three, with a very put together (but fairly nondescript) base, and then three attention-grabbing jawns to spice things up a little. It’s really a science, you understand. And sunglasses straight out of the Matrix, a perfect-length car coat and a big-ass chain (with Anthony’s initials, of course) do just that. Bonus points for what looks to be a plastic takeout bag Edwards is toting. Confidence is key.
Tyler Herro, Miami Heat
This is it. This is the fit. The “ice in my viens” fit. The “MVP of drip” ‘fit. The ‘fit to end all ‘fits. Seriously, we’re gushing over how good this thing is. It’s prime Robert Redford meets cowboy meets @wireditigirls. What else can we say? You have eyes, don’t you?
Darius Bazley, Oklahoma City Thunder
In case you needed further proof that the ’80s revival is in full swing, Darius Bazley just wore overalls. Granted, the fit was perhaps a more modern take on the workwear staple than something you’d see in Back to the Future. Duck camo, denim detailed and paired up with some hyped New Balances, it’s a bold and fitting reimagining of a classic style. Who knew overalls came in basketball player size?
Mike Conley, Utah Jazz
Not to be outdone by their southwest rival Denver Nuggets’ sick retro-warmups, Mike Conley busted out the vintage Utah Jazz Mountain Jacket, and damn, is it glorious. Bustling with a Gatorade-blue/grape purple palette, iconic Jazz mountain graphic, and ’80s-inspired exuberance, this layer alone is good enough to warrant an inclusion on this list. But paired with an FOG (that’s Fear-of-God, for those unfamiliar with Jerry Lorenzo’s work) tee and matchy-matchy distressed denim, the jacket is the star of a well-oiled sartorial machine, not some flashy ball-hog.
Jerami Grant, Detroit Pistons
Arguably the drippiest outfit here in terms of brands involved (and also ticket price). Jerami Grant went all in on this ‘fit, and we can only applaud him for the effort. Supreme might be a little cooked, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t still produce some absolute grails, like The North Face “Big S Logo” Jacket above, and Grant went the East-meets-West route with some very trendy (patchwork and light washed and super-flaired, oh my) Japanese brand Kapital denim. Power moves all around.
Julius Randle, New York Knicks
Some things just feel right, like Julius Randle in a Knicks jersey. Also, like Julius Randle in a Marni mohair knit. Orange Julius has a lot going on here: the Nike Air Maxes, printed pants and wool mac coat could all be a bit much without a focal point to wrap the tones and fabrics together. But that gorgeous sweater puts a neat little bow on the whole thing. Talk about an assist.
Bonus: Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Just two Greek giants in some suits fit for a president, living the American dream.
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