While many players around the NBA—Russell Westbrook, for example—like to wear unique outfits on game day to make fashion statements, the Cleveland Cavaliers showed up to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for Game 3 all business.
LeBron James and Co. arrived at the arena Friday wearing matching suits:
No, Cavs players obviously did not just roll out of bed and coincidentally put on the same outfit. ESPN's Dave McMenamin reported the suits were a gift from James that he'd been working on for awhile:
Dave McMenamin @mcten
LeBron James planned this ahead of time. Players were fitted by tailors in Cleveland weeks ago and packed the ensemble for the trip. I've seen this with USA Basketball and college teams before, but never an NBA team (other than the Wizards all wearing black) https://t.co/U8Z5qHfDO4
Cleveland's opening-round series against the Indiana Pacers is currently tied at one game apiece. Perhaps setting a business-like tone before the game will help the Cavaliers come ready to play as they look to take back home-court advantage.