NBA Runway: Best of the 2018-19 Season in Basketball Fashion
With the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors set to tip off on Thursday, we’re taking a look back at the best outfits of the 2018-19 season. Though All-Stars seemed to dominate the fashion game, plenty of young up-and-comers and stylistic role players showed out with the best in streetwear and designer threads. Here are the top five looks from the soon-to-conclude campaign, starting with No. 5.
5) Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers
Outfit: Mike Amiri “Costume”
While some of the Lakers went for more traditional, spooky Halloween getups, Kyle Kuzma selected a subtle costume for his entrance to Staples Center during Week 3. The forward dressed as one of his favorite fashion designers, Mike Amiri—the visionary behind the Amiri jeans that have become popular among NBA players. Wearing Amiri from head to toe, Kuz donned a green-dyed python leather jacket with a white t-shirt underneath, and a pair of Amiri jeans in a distressed wash. For his kicks, the second-year Laker rocked a new pair of Amiri camel-colored suede boots, embellished with silver chains and black paisley bandana fabric.
4) LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
Outfit: Camel Colors
LeBron James walked into the Staples Center in a winning camel look before the Lakers took down the Indiana Pacers, 104-96, during Week 7 of the season. The 15-time All-NBA performer sported a camel-colored jacket from A.P.C. over a black Ovadia & Sons sweater and grey twill pants from Thom Browne. To complete the look, Bron put on a pair of Nike SB Dunk sneakers inspired by the famous film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
3) Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
Outfit: Puffer in Portland
Russell Westbrook ambled into the Moda Center in a trendy winter fit during Week 12 before dropping 31 points on the Portland Trail Blazers in OKC's 111-109 win on January 4. The reversible down puffer jacket by Acne Studios x Fjällräven undoubtedly stole the show with its bright yellow hue and faux fur trim. Brodie stepped it up with a pair of plaid trousers by Christos—currently one of his favorite designers. To top it off, the 2016-17 NBA MVP wore the new Air Jordan 1s inspired by the Spider-Man Origin Story.
2) Jimmy Butler, Philadelphia 76ers
Outfit: The Blues
Jimmy Butler walked into the Wells Fargo Center in Week 5 for his home debut as a Sixer sporting a casual, blue-toned look styled by Khalilah Beavers. Jimmy's trendy tracksuit by Kenzo featured a cheongsam flower motif pattern with different shades of blue. Inspired by retro Parisian fashion, the jacket Jimmy wore was designed by Saint Laurent, complete with light blue calf suede for its exterior and a cream sheepskin shearling for its lining.
1) P.J. Tucker, Houston Rockets
Outfit: Gucci G(C)OAT
Before the Rockets' Week 14 overtime win against the Lakers, P.J. Tucker strutted into the Toyota Center in red designer drip that featured a dope Gucci trench coat patterned with the designer’s logo—a symbol of the brand’s heritage that's been incorporated into newer, modern designs. P.J. added to the red look with a pair of joggers by up-and-comer Rhude and Nike Air Force 1 lows with red laces.