It’s that time of the year again where rookie fits of all shades, types and levels will get scrutinized just as much as their basketball skills. Call this the outfit combine, if you will, where varying degrees of fire outfits will be bestowed their due glory, and where the biggest style bricks will get sent straight to the D-League. Hit the jump to see how well the styles of these young prospects fared.
Karl-Anthony Towns – Minnesota Timberwolves
Here Karl-Anthony Towns’ is sporting a rare pattern from Michelin’s latest high fashion tire tread-inspired line.
Verdict: At least your Mario Kart character will speed up immediately once it drives over the coat. 2 out of 5 Crying MJ’s.
D’Angelo Russell – Los Angeles Lakers
If there were ever a bell hop uniform for an Ohio State Buckeye-themed hotel…
Verdict: This is what happens when trying too hard to shout out your alma mater goes terribly wrong…and ugly. 1 out of 5 Crying MJ’s.
Jahlil Okafor – Philadelphia 76ers
Jahlil out here looking like the highest evolved level of a theater usher.
Verdict: I mean, at least the suit fit him well? 2 out of 5 Crying MJ’s.
Kristaps Porzingis – New York Knicks
And here we have NBA commissioner Adam Silver showing Kristaps the right way to the Kevin Bacon in Footloose costume contest.
Verdict: Knicks fans were actually booing his outfit. 1 out of 5 Crying MJ’s.
Willie Cauley-Stein – Sacramento Kings
So this is what it would kind of look like if Wiz Khalifa got drafted by an NBA team, huh?
Verdict: For the dude that has the legal name of Willie Trill, I’d expect nothing less. 1 out of 5 Crying MJ’s.
Emmanuel Mudiay – Denver Nuggets
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Verdict: All the different, disjointed details involved in this suit make up one walking brick in Emmanuel Mudiay. 0 out of 5 Crying MJ’s.
Justise Winslow – Miami Heat
Finally we get a #swish! Justise was known to employ a professional hair stylist and grooming expert to help him get right for draft night – it shows. Proportions are right, fit is on point, color palette is subdued yet sharp, this kid’s a winner on the court and in the fashunz realm.
Verdict: Drippin’ swagu. 5 out of 5 Crying MJ’s.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson – Portland Trailblazers
Up top we got classy, black-tie evening wear. Down bottom we got bargain bin Hot Topic/how to start a punk band starter kit pants.
Verdict: Who told Rondae that this was a pajama party? 0 out of 5 Crying MJ’s.
Devin Booker – Phoenix Suns
Devin’s outfit here is basically the bolder version of Justise Winslow’s draft day suit. The loud pops of color aren’t jarring on the senses and form a fit that’s as smooth as his jumper.
Verdict: Not mad at this. 4 out of 5 Crying MJ’s.
Cameron Payne – Oklahoma City Thunder
By the looks of his draft day suit, all signs point to Cameron Payne already blowing his rookie contract on a fly yacht.
Verdict: All swag on deck for this outfit. 4 out of 5 Crying MJ’s.