Though National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern doesn’t always evoke favorable responses, fans can definitely thank him for one thing: the implementation of a mandatory league-wide dress code in 2005. Since the rule was put into place, Balenciaga sneakers and Gucci polka-dot double-breasted jackets have replaced jerseys, hats, jeans, and T-shirts. Read on to learn more about the NBA players with All-Star style.
1. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
Easily the NBA’s most fashion-forward player, the OKC point guard routinely pairs colorful shirts and fitted trousers — think slim, slim everything — and seems as comfortable sitting next to Vogue editor Anna Wintour as he does jogging down the court. When he arrived in the league in 2008, Westbrook famously said, “Nobody was doing anything that would attract the fashion crowd.” Well, now someone is. Favorite looks include his gold Gucci high-tops, leather sweatpants, and overalls with the straps down.