Although fans may disagree, there’s more going on in the period between mid-April and early May than the NBA playoffs. Off the court, basketball players continue to tap into their celebrity status, ramming the RSVP lists of highly publicized social functions. This past weekend, several such world-class events converged in the short span of a few stylish days: the Met Gala, Kentucky Derby and the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match. Here are our top looks from what we’re going ahead and calling the NBA’s most stylish weekend of 2015.
Photo: Russell Westbrook/Instagram
A supporter of Floyd Mayweather’s Money Team, Westbrook attended the undefeated boxing champ’s fight against Manny Pacquiao wearing his classic uniform: extra-large T-shirt, skinny jeans and flashy kicks.
Photo: Steve Novak/Twitter
Novak was off to the races with a bright floral shirt matching the dress of his wife, Christina. He wore it under a navy cotton sportcoat, the quintessential topper that’ll keep you cool during any occasion under the sun.
Photo: Dwyane Wade/Instagram
D-Wade and wife Gabrielle Union showed up on the Met Gala’s red carpet on Monday night along with other A-listers. His contribution was a red silk sash beneath a shawl lapel tux, on-point for the theme of the night, “China: through the looking glass.”
Photo: Kent Bazemore/Instagram
Bazemore channeled his inner southern gentleman at the Kentucky Derby with an eye for accessories. He punched up a lavender Oxford with a contrasting plaid teal tie tucked under his spread collar. We’re also on board with those classic suspenders and short-brim trilby.
Photo: Andrew Harrison/Twitter
Harrison and Co. were also on the scene at Churchill Downs, sporting fresh separates that hit just the right notes for a casual night out. Drew (left) showed up in a red plaid blazer perfectly matching his pleated chinos.
Photo: Nerlens Noel/Twitter
We’d recognize that flat top anywhere, even mugging alongside the “next Governor of Kentucky” at the derby. Noel went all-out with his patterns, wearing a floral print shirt under a tonal blue plaid sport jacket supported by a cadre of vibrant pieces in key lime.
Photo: Ben Gordon/Instagram
The Orlando Magic player went with equally vibrant digs when attending the epic showdown between Manny Pacquiao and the undefeated Floyd Mayweather last Saturday. Gordon wore an all-green suit to the affair, topped with a navy fedora and rounded sunglasses.
Photo: Reggie Miller/Instagram
Reggie Miller proves that not all the old-timers lack a sense of style. The former NBA player shows off a tidy, well-tailored ensemble consisting of a black shirt and—yes—a plum suit ahead of flying out to Los Angeles to check out the fight.
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