Nerlens Noel Wore Some Aggressive Skinny Pants to Rucker Park

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterAugust 12, 2014


Are they tights? Jeans? Some kind of Army leggings prototype gone awry?

I have no clue what kind of pants Nerlens Noel wore to Rucker Park, but they were aggressive.

Complex’s James Harris first spotted the swamp stockings slurping up Noel's thighs on Monday night. The Philadelphia 76ers center joined Shaquille O’Neal and Cam’ron at the famous New York City courts for the Reebok EBC Summer Blast.

O’Neal showed up in simple black. Cam’ron donned cargo high-waters. Noel wore a pair of tight-fitting tubes dolphins could swim into and die.

Basketball player or not, we have rules here, Nerlens. Skinny jeans can be worn by pro athletes, but the Constitution clearly states that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pattern is reserved for Halloween and pizza parties only. 

We can’t have celebrities running around in half-turtle form.


Cam’ron doesn’t get a pass, either. I can't get with these cargo clam diggers.


I think it’s best we all just put this behind us. 

Noel has a breakout season ahead of him. Maybe these pants were his last pair of prescription compression leggings. Maybe he had to wear them to support his knee.

Or maybe Noel had tickets to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles after the game. In which case, carry on, sir.


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