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Need Some Style Tips? These 5 NBA Players Can Be Your Next Fashion Inspirations

Here’s a list of some of the best-dressed NBA players whose fashion game can give you ideas for refining your own style. 

Sports and fashion are now deeply intertwined. We’ve witnessed how NBA arenas turn into impromptu runways for the best-dressed NBA players, and on social media, the trend has become an ecosystem. NBA players themselves post their own outfits, and dedicated accounts often repost these as well. And the fans love it.  

To celebrate the ever-evolving style game of NBA players, here’s a list of some of the best-dressed players you can easily take some style tips from.

Devin Booker
Devin Booker, one of the NBA's best dressed today.
Less is more dictates Devin Booker’s style. (Photo credit: Phoenix Suns on Instagram)

Devin Booker’s fashion is built on the less-is-more philosophy. In a time of bold dressing, the Phoenix Suns star stands out by doing the opposite. In turn, he’s established himself as one of the best-dressed NBA players by doing the bare minimum, but doing it well.

Booker’s outfits are usually built on earthy tones, or the basic black and whites. Particular pieces would include a plain white tee, straight-cut jeans, and a trusty jacket.

Alternatively, he may opt for a button-down polo layered with a long-sleeve tee for contrast. Topping off Booker’s subtle look are basic jewelry pieces, or headwear, namely his signature beanie.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, one of the NBA's best dressed today.
SGA may be experimental, but he’s no overdresser. (Photo credit: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on Instagram)

If you want bolder fashion inspiration, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is one of the flashier NBA dressers to watch out for. Currently, he’s one of the most respected NBA players for his style game. 

The OKC Thunder star’s style is arguably built on creating fashion week looks out of basic concepts. Trust that SGA will have his unique take on all kinds of trends from the basic all-black look to denim or even pops of color.

SGA’s inclusion here is due to cohesion. He may be experimental, but SGA does it without being outlandish. Just enough calculated risks to create an outfit that probably had a meticulous thought process for SGA the style icon.

LeBron James 
LeBron James remains as one of the NBA's best dressed players.
LeBron James has more than managed to keep up with today’s trends. (Photo credit: Los Angeles Lakers on Instagram)

Much like his game on the court, LeBron James’ style has also kept up with the times. A quick peek at his or the Los Angeles Lakers’ Instagram shows that the King is on equal footing with the younger generation as one of the best-dressed NBA players.

LeBron is also one of the most versatile dressers in the NBA. Twenty-one years in, LeBron has seamlessly pulled off both street fashion, and formal wear such as suits.

For his street style, LeBron’s outfits often rely on designer jackets as statement pieces. His unique touch is often with tighter fitting and ankle-length pants, or using his socks to create contrast. 

We can’t forget about the King’s suit game. (Photo credit: LeBron James on Instagram) 

In terms of his suits, we’ve noticed LeBron opts for monochromatic looks, particularly all-black and other related tones. At times, he may also mix it in with street style elements, from his choice of footwear to the cut of his pants. Also expect the King to accentuate these outfits with gold necklaces, or lapel chains to name a few. 

Dwyane Wade 
Dwyane Wade has cemented himself as one of the NBA's all-time best dressed.
A poster boy for subtle luxury and refined formal wear is Miami Heat Legend Dwyane Wade. (Photo credit: Dwyane Wade on Instagram)

He may be retired, but Dwyane Wade remains one of the best-dressed NBA players of all time. Besides enjoying the retired life, Wade continues to impress with his elevated take on formal wear. From sleek cuts to the perfect color tones, the Flash has still got it. 

Wade’s social media is a must-visit for those wanting more chic outfits to the office, or a formal affair. And in the age of quiet luxury, Wade’s natural style fits in perfectly.

Walt Frazier
Walt Frazier, New York lifer, all-time great dresser. (Photo credit: NBA on TNT on Facebook)

Playing in New York likely contributed to Walt Frazier’s style philosophy. From fur coats to a wide selection of suits, the man just knew how to dress. This very style is why he’s set to round up our list.

If anything, such dapper fashion never goes out of style. And when the time comes for you to dress up, just look up Walt Frazier on the internet for a definitive guide on elevating the dapper style game. 

As a bonus, Frazier currently wears bright-colored suits these days. And yes, the New York lifer continues to pull these off. 

Banner Images from Dwyane Wade on Instagram.

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