NBA Runway, Week 6: Sweats Sweep Through the League

NBA players got cozy with their pregame looks around Thanksgiving. Sweatsuits were the order of the week at arenas throughout the league, whether to fend off the fall cold or leave room for feasting. Here are our top five comfy picks from this week, starting with No. 5.

5) Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers

Outfit: Classic Grey Sweats

Tristan Thompson arrived to Quicken Loans Arena on Thanksgiving eve, before the Cleveland Cavaliers' game against the Los Angeles Lakers in LeBron James' return game, mixing a classic grey sweat pant with a neon orange jacket. The sweats in mélange grey by Burberry featured the designer's name embroidered in rainbow-colored font down the bottom right leg. And the center’s neon outerwear was a padded technical fabric jacket by Prada, complete with PrimaLoft thermal insulation. As for his kicks, the 2016 NBA champion wore the Off-White Jordan 1s in white.

4) Malik Monk, Charlotte Hornets

Outfit: Buzzin Neon

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Malik Monk strutted into the Spectrum Center on November 19th in a neon green getup, ready to bring home the W before sending the Boston Celtics home with a 117-112 loss. Styled by Rocio Doyle, the Charlotte Hornets guard wore a matching electric green sweatshirt and sweat pant combo by streetwear brand Stampd. To balance his bright look, the 2017 first-round draft pick wore the grey Nike Blazers from the Off-White Serena Williams line.

3) James Harden, Houston Rockets

Outfit: Army Green

James Harden rocked an army green Helmut Lang sweatsuit featuring a box logo across the chest, before claiming a 126-124 win against the Detroit Pistons on November 21. The khaki green shade of the suit is right on trend with fall fashion. The 2018 NBA MVP paired the outfit with adidas NMDs.

2) Serge Ibaka, Toronto Raptors

Outfit: Givenchy Flex

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Serge Ibaka owned his black sweatsuit while walking into the Scotiabank Arena before helping the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 125-107 on November 23. The chic sweatsuit by Givenchy featured the brand’s colorblocked logo across the chest, and around and down the legs. The Congolese hooper paired the suit with a grey military-style jacket.

1) DeMar DeRozan, San Antonio Spurs

Outfit: Fear of God drip

Before his game against the Memphis Grizzlies on November 21, DeMar DeRozan was right on trend with the Fear of God Essentials red sweatsuit he wore to the AT&T Center. He paired the suit with a black-and-white checkered Fear of God jacket. To finish off the FOG outfit, the San Antonio Spurs guard selected the red Off-White Jordan 1s for his sneaks.


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