Say what you will about the one of the most controversial Thunder players, but Russell Westbrook showed up every single night. No, I’m not talking about his crazy athleticism or his ferocious competitiveness, but the wild outfits he would wear before every game. Even as far back as 2013, Russ had been getting off some fits in the tunnel.
Ever since Westbrook left, who would replace him as OKC’s top fashion plate? Thankfully, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has stepped up and been wearing weird outfits to keep us inspired. I have only worn basketball shorts and a hoodie for the last month, and Shai is being so creative that GQ did a profile on his fashion taste. Here’s an excerpt:
Have you been online shopping a lot more?
So, being in Oklahoma, you’re kind of forced to online shop to begin with. But with everything closed in every city now it ups it a little bit. Now, I gotta pay shipping and stuff like that. I’d rather shop in person, but whatever gets the job done.
Okay that doesn’t reflect very well on OKC but he’s not wrong. Your options are basically Ross Dress For Less, or Blue 7. Anyways, the article made me dive into his Instagram and pick out some of the weirdest fits that Shai has been getting this year. Things like…
Shai is from Toronto, so rocking a Canadian tux is not cultural appropriation. Still, it gives me serious 2001 Britney Spears/Justin Timberlake flashbacks, and I’m trying to understand what is happening with the four layers of denim on his jeans.
The phrase ‘sorority brunch on top, 1995 raver on bottom’ has never ever crossed my mind before, and I hope I never have to think about that sequence of words ever again.
The phrase ‘neckbeard on top, 2001 Slipknot fan’ has never ever crossed my mind before but… you know the drill.
Seriously, what does he see in these pants with the weird drawstring things? And why is he publicly using his burner phone? Has he learned nothing from Kevin Durant?
Okay, the more I scroll through his Instagram, I see that he just wears one pair of pants everyday. That’s fine, I am NOT in a position to judge, but have you ever seen Russell Westbrook wear the same thing twice?
SHAI! DID YOU NOT HEAR WHAT I SAID ABOUT THE PANTS? YOU HAVE AN ELEVEN MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT, TRY OUT SOME NEW PANTS.
Sigh… Alright, I give up. But if Shai can DM me with his size, I’ll use my stimulus check to order him a pair of Levi’s 501s. It’s the least I can do.