NBA Runway, Week 17: Black History Fashion

In the first full week of February, the NBA proudly celebrated Black History Month with players’ fashion choices. And after not appearing on the NBA Runway in over three weeks, we saw one player make this week's list not once, but twice. See which fashion-forward star double dipped in our five favorite looks from Week 17 of the season, starting with No. 5.

5) Kelly Oubre Jr., Phoenix Suns

Outfit: Black History Hero

Kelly Oubre Jr. arrived at the Talking Stick Resort Arena on February 2 against the Atlanta Hawks with nothing but smiles, in a fitting tribute to Black History. He layered a Positive People t-shirt, featuring a graphic of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, under a blue plaid t-shirt jacket by Converse, his endorser. Kelly kept with the brand by completing the look with Converse BHM sneakers and distressed black jeans.

4) Chris Paul, Houston Rockets

Outfit: Chris Know Cool

Chris Paul strolled into the Toyota Center before the Rockets' game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in a look that celebrated Black History Month. Chris wore a bright yellow sweatshirt by African-American designer KnowCOOL, with a pair of polka-dotted smoking pants by LA streetwear brand Rhude. The North Carolina native accessorized the look with the Chinatown Market bootleg Converse sneakers and a wide-brimmed hat.

3) Jimmy Butler, Philadelphia 76ers

Outfit: Calvin Klein’d

Jimmy Butler pulled up to the Wells Fargo Center on February 8 in a clean look before dropping 22 points to help the Sixers beat the Denver Nuggets, 117-110. Wearing mostly Calvin Klein pieces, Philly's wing rocked a black leather bomber jacket and track pants by the American designer. As for his kicks, Jimmy went with the Union Los Angeles x Air Jordan 1s.

2) Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

Outfit: Acne Studios’ New Face

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Russell Westbrook arrived at the Chesapeake Energy Arena dressed head-to-toe in pieces from Acne Studios, with his one-year-old son, Noah, in tow, before taking on the Memphis Grizzlies on February 7. It was no wonder that Russ showed out as he did, after signing with the Swedish fashion label as the face of its latest campaign. OKC's All-Star point guard wore a blue denim jacket and pant combo beneath a blue puffer jacket from Acne’s collab with another Swedish brand, Fjallraven.

1) Jimmy Butler, Philadelphia 76ers

Outfit: Dsquared Up

After failing to make our best-dressed list over the past three weeks, Jimmy Butler served up two top-five-worthy looks in Week 17. The fashion maven wore a matching camo and earth-toned set from Dsquared2’s Spring 2019 line on February 10, before helping Philly dominate the Lakers, 143-120. Jimmy accessorized the look with a dad hat by Forest Ink and Fear of God sneakers.


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