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Russell Westbrook looking… like himself in GQ spread

Dec 21, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT

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Let’s be kind here, because he can pull it off like you and I can’t — Russell Westbrook makes some daring clothing choices.

So if you are going to give someone in the NBA a spread in GQ, Westbrook is a good call. He’s not going to just play it safe.

The brilliant Lang Whitaker talked about Westbrook’s fashion decisions in the accompanying piece:

If you’re trying to pinpoint the moment when Russell Westbrook graduated from rising NBA star to hipster-sports-fan icon, the answer is May 14, 2012. That evening, the Oklahoma City point guard lit the fuse on the Thunder’s near playoff sweep of the Lakers with twenty-seven points. But it wasn’t anything he did during the game. It was what happened after the game, when Westbrook arrived at the press conference wearing lensless red-framed glasses and a Lacoste polo shirt festooned with candy-colored fishhooks. Instantly his kooky couture was a worldwide trending topic.

“I wasn’t trying to make a fashion statement,” says Westbrook, 24. “I just thought it was a nice shirt.”

I want to see what Westbrook would wear to the press conference after he wins the Dunk Contest in Houston at All-Star Weekend.

  1. biasedhomer - Dec 21, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    How do you know none of your readers could pull it off? Speak for yourself.

    • zerole00 - Dec 21, 2012 at 4:12 PM

      I’m pretty sure this is called denial.

  2. badintent - Dec 21, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    Miami Vice it ain’t !!!

  3. therealtrenches - Dec 22, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    Meh. The girls at the art colleges where I have taught for the past 20 years have been wearing lensless frames….for the past 20 years.

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