Most people aren't born with an exquisite sense for style and fashion, which explains why Jamz, Hawaiian shirts and jorts have stubbornly refused to go away. Unfortunately, it takes years of self-loathing and style fails to ensure that the average person walks out the door with a presentable appearance.
For athletes—who occupy a space in the same universe that Hollywood actors and other celebrities call home—the limelight can be especially harsh when things go wrong in the style department. So, there's no better incentive for a fashion makeover than seeing yourself on the New York Post's back page.
Whether an athlete bursts onto the scene via a draft, a breakout performance, or for marrying a Kardashian, they will probably have some style learning curve. Money, prestige, a hot boy- or girlfriend; these celebrity fringe benefits are scarily efficient when it comes to bringing the newly anointed up to speed.
Let's take a virtual tour of athlete "before and after" pictures.