The 2014 NBA playoffs are officially underway, it’s that time of the year when superstars and fashion trendsetters are made. In this fashion-conscious league, the stroll from the team bus to the locker room has turned into a runway and by the postseason the spotlight is turned even brighter. Look good, play good. That’s the motto, right? Now that the playoffs have cracked open, we’re curating style power ranking of the players who are putting together the strongest sartorial performances.
1. The self-proclaimed “6’10 with a ratchet,” Chandler Parsons made a fashion statement with his grey Dolce & Gabanna floral print shirt, coordinated with tapered jogger pants and a pair of suede grey shoes with a contrast neon toe. (via @NBATV)
2. Portland Trailblazers rising star Damian Lillard elected to go with one of the seasons biggest trends—the “air tie.” For those of you who have no idea what the “air tie “actually is…It’s when you go tie-less and wear your collar shirt button-up to the very top. (via @caseyholdahi)
3. Chris ‘Posh’ Bosh looked more like he was about to hit the club scene in South Beach than play a basketball game. The Miami heat forward donned a custom sportscoat and trousers by Waraire Boswell, worn with an Alexander Wang t-shirt and Louis Vuitton loafers. The blazer jacket and t-shirt combination is a super cool and easy look to pull-off this spring. (photo/styled via @Kmcme17)
4. High-flyer Blake Griffin is a gentleman off the hardwood—in the words of Justin Timberlake..”he be on his suit and tie shit.” Blake looked smooth clothed in shades of black, spruced-up with a pattern collar shirt. (photo/styled by @Notasocialite)
5. Floral print has recently become a popular pattern for guys to rock; DeAndre Jordan displayed his fondness for the chic print, wearing a Dries Van Noten floral shirt with a sleek custom grey suit. Peep the details as well; the vintage lapel pins added the finishing touches to his excellent look. (via/styled @mspaigexo)
6. The youngin’ Harrison Barnes stepped his style game up for the playoffs, you could usually catch him in traditional formal suits, but he opted to dress down a bit to start the playoffs with a leather motorcycle jacket, and leather pants combo. (via @Hbarnes)
7. H-town’s flyest, James Harden kept his attire simple; he wore a classic white bib-front shirt, with off- white pants, and a pair of Balenciaga trainers. (Photo via Instagram @Jharden13)
8. Most guys are reluctant to experiment with bright colored-pants, but Matt Barnes likes to step out of the norm. The feisty defender wore a pair of bold red overdyed denims by G-star. (via/ Styled @Brandwills)
9. Prints! Prints! And more prints! Kevin Durant kept it cool and casual; he wore a custom print shirt and tapered cargo pants (by Phenom247clothing) with a pair of metallic silver sneakers by Great Brands.
10 (tie). Point guards Russell Westbrook and Mike Conley Jr. must have had the same idea in mind for their outfits this past Saturday. Both guards decided to go with red monochromatic looks. (via @Brandwills/@russwest44)
12. All Robin Lopez needed was a route to complete his outfit. He reminded me of a newsboy from the 1800’s. “Extra, Extra!” (via @caseyholdahl)
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