Ranking the Best Fashion Statements of the NBA Playoffs

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Ranking the Best Fashion Statements of the NBA Playoffs
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Russell Westbrook, get these fashion follies started... (Courtesy of nba.com)

Gucci, YSL and Chanel have Paris Fashion Week.

The NBA has the playoffs.

I just want to know one thing: Who do we blame?

Are the frequently-inane duds our NBA heroes don pre- and post-game during the playoffs an evolution of the backlash against David Stern's 2005 dress code? In the same way a child rebels against his parents' rules, is this a professional basketball player's way of giving the tall finger to decorum and taste?

Or do NBA ballers just have god-awful fashion sense?

Hey, maybe it's me. Maybe I dress like a mess. So far be it from this T-shirt-and-jeans-wearing cretin to call these outfits fashion faux pas.

I will, however, state for the record that I've seen pretty much the same items at the Encore Thrift Shop a few miles from my house. Or in old home movies from the '70s.

Be that as it may, our hoops superstars' clothes certainly make a statement, even if they don't make the man. Let's see if we can put these sartorial atrocities of the past few days in their proper sequence.

(NOTE: The truth for me is, everybody looks fine wearing whatever they want to wear. So please take the teasing in the spirit in which it's intended: merely an attempt to make you smile.)

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