All-Star Weekend brings with it certain expectations. Great play, great events and especially great style. Here are our top fashion moments of the event, brought to you from behind the scenes, social media and more. We’ll add new photos as the festivities continue, so don’t forget to check back for updates now through Monday.
The Houston Rockets’ James Harden was one of the standouts during media day. Sporting thick-rimmed glasses and a brilliant microfloral shirt (he’s worn them before, don’t worry), he embodies what’s best about fearless NBA style.
Prints were everywhere this All-Star Weekend, and even Indiana Pacers swingman/dunkmaster Paul George rocked a bit. He sported a fully-buttoned red collared shirt with contrasting polka dots, bringing a bit of levity with him in advance of the festivities.
The sideline reporter whose suits have launched a thousand Tumblrs—okay, at least one
. Craig Sager matched his trademark three-button salmon sportcoat (check those tonal buttons) with a pair of pleated slacks and square-toe shoes in rust—but let’s face it, this legend can get away with a throwback look. A barber-striped shirt and pocket square polish off the 70s vibe.
D-Wade of the Miami Heat jumped out for a quick shopping trip, tweeting a visit to his stylists’ temporary pop-up shop on Fulton Street. Calyann Barnett opened her Style Suite at the Apres Lounge over the All-Star Weekend.
Damian Lillard’s plaid suit
After Friday’s festivities, Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard hosted a live 4-Bar Friday event out on the town. We don’t know where he gets his energy, but he pulled off a beautiful Prince of Wales plaid two-button suit and matched it with a plain white, spread-collar shirt for a classic look, then threw in a clipped polka dot tie for a modern twist.
Damian Lillard’s red three-piece suit
So maybe he didn’t have to dig that deep after all. The 2014 All-Star Weekend Most Valuable Player wore this incredible three-piece suit for the ultimate in tone-on-tone layering. Lillard softened his bold colour choice with brown accents in his half-tinted aviators, textured tie and (the tiniest hint of) a pocket square.
Even NBA players get lonely on Valentine’s Day, as evidenced by the countless tweets sent out on February 14. However, some players received a care package that night, including San Antonio Spurs center Aaron Baynes and J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks. They tweeted pictures of these brand-new monotone infrared high-tops. That heart embellishment surely made them feel better.
Media day brings out the best in some NBA players, and Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh must have dug deep into his wardrobe for this slim-fitting, double-breasted suit. A slightly darker grey shirt underneath added a bit of textural contrast, while the overall look remained very Mad Men. Just check out those peak lapels and that crisp white pocket square.
Demi Smith, J.R. Smith’s daughter
For the ASW’s take on microfashion (yes, that’s a thing), the Knicks’ J.R. Smith’s daughter, Demi, posed wearing a bowed grey wool coat, tights and brown leather high-top moccasins. MVP for utter cuteness.
New York Knicks superfan (it’s worth noting he’s a film director, too) Spike Lee is a courtside phenom when it comes to throwing down some major sneaker game. Here he is with an immaculate pair of white kicks, punctuated only by some gold hardware on the cuffs of his pants. Well done.
Carmelo Anthony’s navy suit
We love suits, but grey and black get boring fast. Here we have the New York Knicks’ small forward rocking a slim, textured two-button with peak lapels. He undercuts the stodginess of the classic look with a fully-buttoned digital palm print shirt and, if you look closely, a pen in place of a pocket square. You know, in case he has to take notes.
Carmelo Anthony’s sweater
Yes, Carmelo Anthony gets a second mention for his devotion to killer prints. This wide, geometric pattern is about as minimalist as it gets when you try to appear laid back on media day.