The first-ever NBA Awards Show was missing some of our favorite style all-stars—namely, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Iman Shumpert, and Steph Curry—so to say the red-carpet was exciting is a bit of a lie. Also, let’s be honest, Paris Fashion Week was never going to be an easy act to follow. That said, there were some notable looks, some good suits, some weird style swerves that demand our attention. Let’s hope next year the whole league shows up to party in their playoffs finest.
The biggest stars of the night were also arguably the best-dressed guys in the room. Drake wore several stylish looks during his duties as host, but the Gatsby-level Tom Ford tuxedo he wore on the red carpet and at the show’s start was the most GQ of all.
Russell Westbrook, for his part, kept things relatively simple in a pair of slim-cut pants, shirt, and tie. But the MVP and Best Style award winner gave the outfit a little bit of his signature swagger with luxed-up loafers and some round tinted eyewear.
Bold Color Suits
James Harden and John Wall not only attended the show, they also went for it in blindingly bright suits and patterned add-ons. While both looks are fun to take in, we’re partial to Harden’s version. The color of his suit is easier on the eyes, and the cut is more simple. We also dig Harden’s buttoned up, botanical pattern shirt and simple, streamlined boots.
Meanwhile, Baron Davis and Draymond Green decided to let their freak flags fly on the red carpet. Green, who won the award for Defensive Player of the Year, was clearly up for a good time in his teal tuxedo-shorts situation (excellent from the waist up, uh interesting from the waist down). But Davis’s preppy pajama-inspired look was a little more original, if you ask us. It also just looked damn comfortable, which counts for something.