We still don’t believe you. You still need more people.
(via CJ Fogler)
We all knew Tim Duncan had a Punisher knee brace, but apparently his airbrush obsession goes even further than that. I wonder if he bought matching t-shirts from the state fair.
Hey, Craig Sager dresses weird, have you heard? Yeah, you have. Everybody has. It’s impossible to ignore.
But still, it’s fun that he dresses like various dessert treats all the time. The fact that he’s pretty tall and married to a former Bulls dancer helps, too, but I think we can all agree that it’s fun. Fun? Fun.
Also fun — Craig Sager talking about his clothes. For instance, from NBC Miami:
“I feel more comfortable if it’s lively,” he said. “I don’t like to be dull.”
Sager claims to own more ties than Neiman Marcus. For his road trip through the Eastern Conference Finals, he packed 12 pairs of custom-dyed alligator, ostrich, eel, and leather shoes.
A) “More ties than Neiman Marcus” is a Beastie Boys lyric, basically. Craig Sager speaks in Beastie Boy lyrics.
B) Not only did Craig Sager pack 12 pairs of shoes for a two-week trip, those 12 pairs of shoes were all custom-dyed in assorted exotic skins.
No, he’s not the world’s most interesting man, but the Atlanta Journal-Constitution once surveyed the closet in his Georgia home, counting 137 suit jackets.
“I have more in another closet if you care to look,” Sager said. The journalist politely declined his offer. He was tired of counting.
137 + however many suits there were in that other closet = way too many suits.
The legend began many years ago with a trip to the Goodwill store in Fort Myers, Florida. Sager was searching for a sport coat for a resume tape, auditioning as a weatherman for a station in Tampa. He got the job, but they told him to ditch the suit.
Decades later, the legendary TNT broadcaster has the last laugh, and there’s even a website, CraigSagersSuits.Tumblr.com, dedicated to his eccentric wardrobe.
In your face.
Usually someone might tell him at a game, “I was going to wear that same thing,” he said.
“And I’ll go, no you weren’t, because I had it made, it’s one of a kind,” Sager said.
In your face again.
Wasn’t that fun? I think so, but maybe that’s just because Craig Sager bragging about his wardrobe reminds me of any rapper bragging about theirs. MC Craigy Sages over here. “Got so many suits / got a second closet full / Red ostriches / I don’t like to be dull” or whatever. He’s obviously got the mic skills, so I don’t see why this won’t work.
Because of weird TV agreements and your dad needing something to watch on Sunday afternoon, the Miami Heat have yet to play Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals despite the fact that their counterparts in the West have already played two games. (Thanks a lot, your dad.) But that doesn’t mean Dwyane Wade isn’t planning ahead.
No, not about a possible Finals opponent, because that would be rude, presumptuous and the kind of thing that gets turned in to bulletin board material. He’s mostly just worried about the fashion aspect of things, which is exactly why he already has his championship round outfits picked out. From Business Insider’s transcription of an ESPN Radio interview with Wade’s stylist, Calyann Barnett:
“Before the playoffs even started we went through all of his looks, straight through the finals,” said Barnett. “And every look is set already…and I already know what he will wear for the next game and the Finals.”
So Dwyane Wade doesn’t even have two fully operational knees, but he’s got at least 14 outfits (seven possible ECF games, seven possible Finals games) picked out so that people will remember he’s a big-time fashionista. Cool. Very cool stuff. Very important to pick out your clothes ahead of time, that way you don’t get caught off guard and accidentally wear pants that are way too short.
Of course, this could get super awkward if the Heat don’t make the Finals, which is basically inconceivable to anyone who has watched basketball this season. But if that does somehow happen, Dwyane Wade’s going to have a bunch of designer clothes set out to wear, but with nowhere to wear them and no desire to, since he’s probably called them his “Finals clothes” when talking about things with his stylist. It’d be a real “All dressed up and no place to go” situation, which might be the worst thing Dwyane Wade could ever imagine.
Oh, and about that bulletin board material stuff — if LeBron James can get mad at Frank Vogel for something that he never really said, then I think it’s only fair that the Pacers get upset by something Dwyane Wade’s stylist said about him already having picked out what he wants to wear in the Finals. Not only is that the kind of silly thing that inevitably gets turned in to a stupid controversy, I can also think of nothing better to describe today’s NBA than a media fight about clothes. Let the beefing begin.
From the person who brought you “Why are Chris Paul’s hats so big?” comes another blockbuster question about something minor in a player’s wardrobe — Why is Paul George’s jersey tag always sticking out? That picture up top is from Game 3, the one below is from Game 4 and you’re just going to have to trust me that that thing was out for the entirety of both of these games.
Maybe this is why Paulie G has only 10 of his last 38 shots against the Knicks — tags can be really itchy, and being really itchy can be really distracting, and when you’re distracted maybe it isn’t easy to focus on shooting. I’m just spitballing here, but that’s the most logical explanation for George’s shooting slump.
Luckily for the Pacers, there’s an easy fix. Someone just needs to tuck it in next game. My choice is Roy Hibbert, since he’ll definitely have a good view of it from on high. Could be anyone though, just as long as it’s someone.
Have you ever wanted to go on “Shark Tank” or at least watched “Shark Tank” with your mom while trying to kill a few hours? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, this story is right up your alley and also I think our mothers would probably get along.
The Mavs are going to re-do our uniforms for the 2015-16 season… if we get a unique and original design. What’s the best way to come up with creative ideas ? You ask for them. So we are going to crowd source the design and colors of our uniforms.
You know what an NBA uniform looks like. You know what the Mavs colors are for today and the past. We want some new ideas that stay true to our logo and at least close to our current color schemes. Show us what you got !
How do you participate ? You post your ideas/pictures/graphics/videos/photos directly on this blog. Yes we want every one to see them. Steve Jobs said “everything is a remix” . Uniforms probably more so than even technology. So we want every post to inspire other ideas and posts. [...]
This is your chance to get bragging rights and put your signature design on the Dallas Mavs and the NBA.
This opportunity will last till the last day in May.
Submitting ideas in public to Mark Cuban, who will then decide on those ideas — it’s your own personal episode of “Shark Tank,” only this one is played out on the internet. And really, this is a great opportunity because you can’t do worse than those silver Mavs jerseys from a few years back. Not to mention, when you consider that Diddy designed the green Dallas alternates that the team wore a couple seasons ago, you’ll be in pretty sweet company once you become the Mavericks’ new stylist. Or as Diddy might say, “Uh-huh yeah.”
In today’s NBA, there is nothing more important than looking cool coming to and from playing in a basketball game. That’s why you see all these fancy outfits all the time. But one thing we never really think about is how silly these guys with the snazzy clothes must feel when they’ve picked out their freshest duds, only to see their team lose a game, which then makes it look like the player got dressed up for no reason. It’s a total buzzkill sartorially.
And no one knows that better right now than J.R. Smith, who was super on board with the Knicks wearing black to the Celtics’ funeral, right up until the part when the C’s climbed out of the grave. From CBS New York:
“Well, we was going to a funeral, but it looks like we got buried,” Smith said. “Basketball is a very humbling game.”
Especially on nights like Smith had.
The NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year missed his first 10 shots and finished 3 of 14 from the field as the Celtics stayed alive with a 92-86 victory Wednesday night, cutting New York’s lead to 3-2.
The Knicks didn’t have much of a choice but to wear their all-black street clothes after the loss.
“I’m done with this black stuff,” said Smith.
First things first, props to J.R. Smith for having a line ready. If you’re going to be publicly embarrassed, it’s always wise to have a decent zinger in your back pocket to make it seem like you’re at least levelheaded about what has transpired. It’s comedy as a defense and it’s a perfectly fine way of coping, or so I’ve heard.
And hey, if J.R. is putting away all his black clothes because he went 3-14 from the field when trying to close out his team’s biggest rivals, now’s a perfect time to do that. It’s spring now, the weather is warming up and colors are going to be returning to everyone’s wardrobes. Sure, you can wear black all year long, but now is the time to lighten things up. Not only are lighter colors going to keep you cooler in the heat, it’s also seasonally appropriate to let a few bright hues show up from time to time. As a new-to-the-game fashionista, J.R. probably knows this and might just be letting people in on his new spring inspiration.
Or maybe he is just embarrassed that the Knicks made such a big deal about what they were wearing to the game, then followed that up by playing so poorly that he can’t bring himself to live through Game 5 again. It’s definitely one of those things, but good luck figuring out which one it is. Pretty tough case to crack.