NBA Runway, Playoffs Week 1: Polished for the Postseason
With the 2019 NBA playoffs in full swing, the players showed out with their fashion choices over the second weekend of April. From matching sets to designer wear, here are the five best dressed from the start of the postseason, starting with No. 5.
5) Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder
Outfit: Cozy Fam
For the Thunder’s 104-99 playoff-opening game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, Paul George arrived to the Moda Center in a simple yet trendy ‘fit. The Palmdale, California native wore designer streetwear, donning a t-shirt by Givenchy and cozy grey joggers by John Elliott. Paul finished the look with a rare pair of Off-Whites—the checkered Vulc sneakers.
4) P.J. Tucker, Houston Rockets
Outfit: Yellow Brick Road to the Playoffs
P.J. Tucker arrived at the Toyota Center in his usual steez before he and the Rockets took down the Utah Jazz on Sunday night, 122-90. Tucker wore a button-up shirt designed by Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director, featuring a graphic from the classic movie The Wizard of Oz. P.J. paired the statement shirt with wide leg jeans and Rocket red sneakers.
3) Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
Outfit: Portland Goes Plaid
Before the Blazers collected their first playoff win in three years, Damian Lillard arrived at Portland’s Moda Center in a winning look. The Oakland native wore a matching plaid set of a trench coat and cropped joggers. The four-time NBA All-Star paired that with white Versace sneakers.
2) James Harden, Houston Rockets
Outfit: Playoff Pajamas
James Harden pulled up to the Toyota Center in a chic pajama look on Sunday night before taking on the Jazz. Designed by Dries Van Noten, the black satin set featured white piping accents to give it that bed-ready look. The reigning NBA MVP also wore a pair of black-and-white Louboutin sneakers.
1) Serge Ibaka, Toronto Raptors
Outfit: Serge’s Swag
Serge Ibaka showed up to Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena for the Raptors' game against the Orlando Magic in a trendy blazer-overcoat/sweatshirt look. The Congolese native wore a custom overcoat by Toronto-based Empire Customs that he layered over a red sweatshirt and brown trousers. He finished the look with Virgil Abloh’s SS19 sneakers for Louis Vuitton.