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Full-Court Couture: These Are 5 of the Flyest NBA Players Players in the Game Right Now

NBA players are stepping up their fashion game and becoming known for their off-court style. Here are the best dressed Black athletes.

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Feb. 28 2024, Published 10:28 p.m. ET

NBA players have stepped away from traditional athletic wear and are now leading the fashion world. Athletes are slowly becoming known for their off-court style, which often combines streetwear and high fashion.

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These ballers are capturing attention with their fresh outfits and redefining what it means to be a professional athlete. Here are some of the best-dressed black basketball players who are making a statement both on and off the court.

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook seen wearing bucket hat, yellow vest outside Dior during Paris Fashion Week.
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Russell Westbrook pushes the boundaries with experimental streetwear looks, which feature vibrant colors and statement pieces.

In 2017, Sports Illustrated named the LA Clippers star the Most Fashionable Athlete of the Year because of his unapologetic fashion choices.

“It goes across so many things, not just in fashion but your whole self,” Russell told the publication. “It’s so important to remember to be yourself, regardless of what others think.”

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LeBron James

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LeBron James attends the Los Angeles premiere of Universal Pictures' "Shooting Stars." on May 31, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

In addition to being one of the greatest basketball players of all time, LeBron James is arguably one of the flyest. The Los Angeles Lakers captain is often spotted in designer outfits and high-priced footwear.

Whether it's rocking a suit during an event or being laced in expensive streetwear, LeBron consistently earns his place as one of the best-dressed NBA stars. In 2023, LeBron was named an official ambassador for Louis Vuitton and has since been featured in several campaigns for the brand.

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D'Angelo Russell

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D'Angelo Russell guest at the Giorgio Armani fashion show.

D’Angelo Russell’s style can be described as versatile and trend-conscious.

He incorporates high fashion and vintage elements into his style, but D’Angelo often uses streetwear as a base – incorporating oversized graphic tees and sneakers. He elevates these looks by adding high-end accessories and jewelry. The Lakers point guard credits Russell Westbrook as one of the players who inspired him to take fashion seriously.

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Chris Paul

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Chris Paul attends as Watchmaker Vacheron Constantin celebrates the Anatomy of Beauty.

Chris Paul's style epitomizes understated elegance. The NBA icon is known for his impeccable grooming and attention to detail. He rocks baggy outfits like no other while staying true to his streetwear roots.

Chris also uses fashion to spread awareness for causes that are important to him. In 2022, he rocked a sweatshirt that read “Your vote, her future,” in support of women’s rights.

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Kelly Oubre Jr.

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Kelly Oubre Jr., NBA basketball player, attends the Dope $oul By Kelly Oubre Jr. Fall 2021.

Kelly Oubre Jr. has taken his love for fashion a step further and created his own clothing brand. The Charlotte Hornets swingman debuted his Dope $oul brand at New York Fashion Week in 2021.

Kelly produces hoodies, sweatshirts, and snapback baseball caps for fans of high-end streetwear. Kelly told Complex that he wants to “inspire the youth” with his collection while maintaining his status as one of the flyest players in the NBA.

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Jalen Green

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Jalen Green is seen on the front row at the Moschino fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week S/S 2023.

The youngest on this list, Jalen Green is already making waves with his style. He often incorporates designer pieces and statement accessories — and he’s not afraid to stunt for his fans.

The Houston Rockets shooting guard regularly shares photos of his outfits on Instagram, where he boasts more than two million followers.

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