Sports and fashion are two explosive worlds that have increasingly embraced one another with each passing week. The blossoming romance is akin to the unbreakable bond between Brian and Stewie. They go hand in hand. It works for the players, it works for the brands, and most of the time it even works for the fans.

What true naturals like Joe Namath sparked simply by going with their instincts, has evolved into a giant publicity spectacle, which often leads to various endorsements from brands looking to move that all-important needle. And that’s when things inevitably snowball into an attention-forced abyss, like the time Dwayne Wade opted for some lovely capris or when Rich Kotitie chose to wear glasses that could’ve easily accommodated seven pairs of eyeballs. Poor guy was never the same.

Rich Kotite glasses

But then there’s all of those reliable fans, who — while always clamoring for the camera — never bow to the whims of snooty, highbrow fashionistas. What they do bring is a unique, expressive element of their own choosing, and one that usually coincides with just how bad or good their team is performing.

And that — coupled with athletes, media personalities, and even spirited mascots — is what this very space is here to embrace.


Cam Newton

So much going on here, but I can’t take my eyes off of Cam’s shoes because they look exactly like happy faces of some sort of reptile. But anyway, this is a good example of “did someone just throw a bunch of clothes on this guy, and he just went with it?” Also, the Pharrell hat had a nice, active run on social media, especially when it came to Arby’s bottom line. Reviving it feels a little unoriginal.


Steph Curry & Andre Iguodala

First off, we must keep in mind that this is Augusta. Secondly, we can’t confirm that this is a shot of Steph, in fact, at Augusta; especially since the tweet says “to reportedly play.” However, we can still critique his golf attire. It looks like he’s sporting an Under Armour hat, so he’s wisely sticking with the brand. And the outfit itself looks like something a fashionable PGA pro would wear (aka anyone under 35). So really, nothing wrong here. As usual, Steph Curry nails it.


Air Jordan XXX Cosmos

Way too Space Jam for my taste. But keep in mind these sneakers were intended for Russell Westbrook’s feet. Not mine, not yours. And there’s not question in my mind that Russ LOVES these things.


 Rex Ryan

Between the getup and the truck that screams Bills AND U.S.A, this would be somewhat ripe for mockery if it were anyone other than Rex Ryan. Or Hacksaw Jim Duggan.


Clyde Frazier

OK, Clyde. This has gotta stop. This striped tie intersecting with the patterned shirt was a colossal mistake. And the pocket square looks like someone shoved some fancy origami in there while you weren’t looking. You’ve GOT to get it together. We need you shine in here, Walt. You know it’s gotten serious when he’s Walt instead of Clyde. But I have faith in you, my fine fashionable friend.


Jim Nantz

Very Presidential and expertly assembled, Jimbo. Your best week yet.


Draymond Green

Draymond Green is quickly knockin’ on the door of NBA fashion greatness. He’s got that old school, no nonsense feel, which fits his personality like a glove. Can we get this guy on the Knicks? He just screams New York. And yes, I realize the answer is not just “no” it’s “hahahahaha, uh, no.” Moving on…


Don Cherry

How did Don Cherry not have a cameo in either version — 1971 or 2005 — of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? He is not from this planet and I love him for it. With said, every time I see this guy I feel like I’m staring into one of those “magic eye” posters that Mr. Pitt could never quite figure out.


James Harden & Dwight Howard

James Harden and Dwight Howard are terrible together

Thanks to Trevor Ariza’s Instagram comes this photo of Houston’s dynamic duo who can pose together for photos effortlessly, but cannot really play basketball together. It’s a shame it’s not the reverse. Anyhow, the laid back look from both of these dudes is kind of a surprise. Additionally, this photo had to be taken at 3 am or later. Because they definitely hate each other until it’s late night, where everyone loves one another. Allegedly.


Jeff Van Gundy & Russell Westbrook?

I went over this look from Russ in a previous installment, but you gotta love Jeff Van Gundy’s candor. I feel like it doesn’t get its fair due. And picturing JVG actually attending a Russell Westbrook fashion show is a visual delight. I can easily see him standing up and openly making critical comments on the outfits, as he simply does not understand proper fashion show etiquette.


Kyrie Irving’s Shoes

About Tim Ryan

Freelance Writer, Editor, Humorist, and Fashion Critic. Currently in heated negotiations over the rights to Jack Sikma's striking perm and an authentic mold of Chris Sabo's goggles.