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Do you think only women worry about what’s in their closet? Men also have a difficult time figuring out what to wear. They want to look good without looking like they tried too hard.

Fashion can be tricky for a lot of us, but, for men especially. If you take the time to figure out what you like and what you wouldn’t be caught dead in, you’ve fought half the battle.

When they’re not shooting hoops or going for a slam dunk, these rugged, athletic guys want to look stylish. The jersey and shorts they don on the court are just a uniform, it doesn’t define who they are.

Fashion means different things to different people, of course when the cash flow isn’t a problem it makes things a little easier to go out shopping.

“I think money really does help you because (when it’s an issue and) you don’t have much, you have to be a little more creative,” says Toronto Raptors’ forward Chris Bosh.

For this star player, fashion helps show people the kind of guy he is. Though he’s not big on designer brands, his cool, confident style says a lot. So what does fashion mean to Bosh?

“Being able to express yourself through what you wear (is what it’s about),” Bosh tells BallnRoll.com. “Some people like to be relaxed, some people like to look nice, some people get to do different things different ways. It’s a different way to say you know this is who I am, this is what I do.”

Many people are drawn to the label regardless of what it looks like. If it says Baby Phat, Alexander McQueen, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, J. Lindeberg or one of the hundreds of other designers — if you can afford it, you’re going to buy it.

Players like Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and Toronto Raptors’ Jarrett Jack, didn’t always wear designer clothes. Growing up, you took what you could get. And if that meant wearing something your parents would have worn in the 50s, you found a way to make it look fabulous.

“If I see something I like, regardless of what the name brand or how much it costs, if I like it, I’m going to buy it and I’m going to wear it,” says Jack. “(When I was younger) I tried to keep up with what I had. I’m a big sneaker fan, so that was like a staple to my outfit, which still is today.”

“It’s huge being fashionable, getting dressed to go to events is something I enjoy, I’ve always loved fashion,” says James. “But as a kid, you try to be styling with what you’ve got, and I was definitely one of those kids.”

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