The 10 Craziest Fashion Statements in Sports
The sports world is no stranger to eccentricity.
Bizarre pregame rituals, odd batting stances, and outlandish superstitions can often define a team or a players persona, as these quirks provide a sense of individuality amongst an industry that is heavily reliant on formality... and uniforms.
Some athletes however, have taken this sense of individualism a little too far. And unfortunately for us, the result is sometimes downright appalling.
Here are the top 10 craziest fashion statements in sports. We may never recover from these aesthetic horrors, but at least these athletes have gone great lengths to raise the common person's self-esteem. Compared to these athletes, I feel like Derrick Zoolander.
Honorable Mention: Craig Sager's Suits
Although the TNT analyst is not an athlete, his inability to recognize proper color schemes makes him worth mentioning. The sideline reporter is famous for wearing some of the most unusual clothes known to man.
Sager's fashion sense is so bad that multiple players have publicly insulted him on live television. The included video pictures a rather opinionated Kevin Garnett, who finds Sager's sense of dress so awful that he feels Sager would do well to burn his entire outfit.
If you ever want to know what not to wear, check out http://craigsagerssuits.tumblr.com/. For now, lets just hope Sager never becomes the spokesperson for Men's Warehouse.
Honorable Mention: Marcel Luske's Glasses
This one does not officially make the list for one reason—it actually looks good.
No, poker isn't a sport, but this genius fashion statement is simply too cool to ignore.
Plus, the Dutchman has the accent to back it up. If the Netherlands employed Luske to design custom shades for their soccer team, there is no doubt the World Cup trophy would currently be residing in Amsterdam.
10. Chris Kaman's Hair
If Geico's caveman campaign ever searched the NBA for potential candidates, Kaman would have to be atop the list. Maybe it's because he plays for the Clippers, but Kaman's hairstyle makes him look like he deserves to be on the set of "Year One."
As demonstrated by this picture (courtesy of Yaysports.com), I am not the only one who shares this opinion.
Thankfully for everyone involved, Kaman recently came to his senses and shaved his head.
9. Rick Pitino's White Suit
Some people are a fan of this look, but there is no doubt that one has to question a man with a white suit. Donning this attire, Pitino looks like:
1. A mobster
2. A sleazy salesman
3. The ringleader of a circus
4. That kid in high school who didn't win "best dressed" but still hasn't let it go
8. Latrell Sprewell's Pigtails
Without a doubt, this is the most baffling hairstyle on this list.
Despite its surefire inability to attract women, Sprewell made excellent use of his new hairdo as a member of the Timberwolves. One defender mistook Sprewell for an American Girl doll and tried to buy him for his three year old daughter. Distracted, the defender was unable to guard Spree the whole night.
When you rock hair like this, its amazing that you even have a family to feed.
7. Drew Gooden's Goatee
Either he's trying to join Metallica, or he's an evil zombie possessed by the spirits of hell. Either way, I wouldn't get near that goatee.
6. Ian Poulter's Pants
The Englishman is clearly one of the most unconventional men on the PGA tour. If there was ever a "brotherhood of the traveling pants," I would sincerely hope that the article of clothing was Poulter's.
Poulter's pants may not be the most appealing, but they are certainly the most dazzling. Plus, he has demonstrated the ability to provide the golf world with ridiculous outfits on a consistent basis. If he could translate that uncanny skill to his golf game, he would already have 10 major championships.
5. Scott Pollard's....?
I'm not really sure where to begin with this one. All I can say is that if Pollard ever applied to work for Giorgio Armani, I would bet my life savings that he wouldn't get a job.
4. Alexi Lalas' Hair
His hairstyle nowadays is rather tame, but such wasn't the case back in his prime. Although Lalas is one of the most celebrated United States soccer players of all time, I cannot imagine anyone ever celebrating this look.
3. John Daly's Pants
John Daly is one of the most eccentric golfers of all time, something easily discernible from his wardrobe.
Many of Daly's recent selections have come from a company called "Loudmouth Pants." Pretty fitting—you could hear those things screaming from the international space station.
2. Andre Agassi's Hair
If Agassi was starring in "Hot Tub Time Machine," this look would be perfect. For all intensive purposes, lets just assume Agassi was once in a cheap 80s cover band that never hit it big.
After analyzing this hairstyle, it is easy to see why Agassi became the world's number one tennis player. If I were playing against that mane of madness, there'd be no way I'd be able to concentrate on the ball.
1. Dennis Rodman
Was there even a question?
Dennis Rodman was one of the greatest rebounders of all time. Dennis Rodman won five NBA Championships. Dennis Rodman was a two-time NBA defensive player of the year and he once wore a wedding dress to promote his autobiography.
What is Dennis Rodman best known for?
Throughout his illustrious career, "Dennis the Menace," was famous for his zany hairstyles, his plethora of tattoos, and his increasingly random piercings. He was, without a doubt, one of the most ridiculous athletes on and off the court, and his perplexing fashion sense knows no bounds.
I guess if you have five rings, you might as well wear one of them on your nose.