Sports and fashion are two worlds that currently embrace one another with the unbridled passion of Allen Iverson and TGI Fridays. They go hand in hand. It works for the player, it works for the brands, and it even works for the fans.

What true naturals like Clyde Frazier once thought was simply “lookin’ smooth” has turned 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 feel, like Paul George dressing up like a fashion-forward matador or LeBron James taking his style cues from an especially edgy Cat Woman.

LeBron James channels Cat Woman

But then there’s all of those reliable fans, who — while always clamoring for the camera — never bow to the whims of what’s wanted or expected from 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.


P.K. Subban

We start off on a great note this week thanks to Montreal Canadiens defenseman, P.K. Subban, who put just about every costume designer from 1970s cinema to shame, along with the entire cast of Harlem Nights. This is the real deal, and Subban expertly sells the mystique and aura like a seasoned showman.

Helpful Hint: Replace Pierre McGuire with Mike Milligan from Fargo and we have the most charismatic duo since Hogan and Savage.

Mike Milligan from Fargo


Clyde Frazier

While some people might be inclined to say Clyde Frazier goes too far over the top on a nearly consistent basis, it’s difficult to criticize someone who appears so comfortable and content in some of the world’s most eye-popping garments. Having said that, I must admit Clyde’s jacket could easily be mistaken for some of the finest, tragically dated curtains in all of Del Boca Vista.

Helpful Hint: Save this spirited getup for the annual Easter egg hunt. The kids will FREAK out. In a good way, of course.


Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook looks like he’s being introduced as a mysterious, mischievous WWE manager who’s about to introduce an extremely imposing client that plans on turning the entire wrestling world on its collective head.

Helpful Hint: Ask the NBA to schedule all Thunder games around Monday Night Raw. Vincent K. McMahon needs your charisma. Badly.


Danny Kanell

Danny Kanell Turtleneck Tom Brady Bond villain

As you may possibly already know by now, Danny Kanell decided to wear a robust turtleneck on Saturday during ESPN’s bowl game coverage and as things like this usually go, he was mocked eternally on Twitter for the look. I’ve never received so many texts about someone’s turtleneck — or any article of clothing, for that matter — in my entire life. In short, it was straight up awful. The turtleneck itself seems far too explosive and over-sized for Kanell’s neck, to the point it’s starting to take command of his jacket.

Helpful Hint: If you’re gonna go for the “Bond Villain” look like Tom Brady so often does, you must sell the look with ferocity and confidence. In other words, don’t ever try this again. But at least Danny took all the mockery in stride.

Uh … yeeeeeeah. Superb Mitch Albom zinger circa 2008. Lighten up, Francis.


Colts Fans

If you are over the age of 12 and opt to wear a coach’s headset to the big game, make sure the person standing next to you is a close friend or family member; an unwavering, extremely loyal one.

Helpful Hint: Give that person a big hug for their willingness to take a picture with you.


Chris Mannix

Fun Fact: Chris Mannix uses Princess Vespa’s industrial strength blow-dryer right before going on live TV.

Helpful Hint: Take setting off “wild wind tunnel.”


Steph Curry

If it were up to me, Steph Curry would be wearing some kind of championship belt everywhere he went, including the basketball court. I have doubt in my mind he could still put up a 25-point quarter with Rockhold’s belt wrapped around his waist.

Helpful Hint: Come on, now. No one is in a position to offer any kind of advice to Steph Curry. That is, of course, until the Spurs beat the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Then it’s open season.


Carmelo Anthony

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.