Athletes Winning the Style Game

Athletes may be good at what they train for, but how fresh they dress goes to a whole new level.

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

  1. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

Russell Westbrook, a 6-time NBA All-Star, 2017 NBA MVP, and noted for having the Best Style within the NBA for 2016-2017 season. “I wear a combination of everything,” Westbrook says. “I go with what I’m feeling and with what looks good, regardless of how much it is. I want to show people across the world that you don’t always have to wear high-end. Whatever it is, you can still be fashionable.” His unique way of dressing, it reflects himself and his personality in a positive way that inspires others.

  1. Von Miller, Denver Broncos

Von Miller, a defensive linebacker for the Denver Broncos, a 5x Pro Bowler, Super Bowl 50 champion, and one of the highest paid defensive players. Known for his iconic glasses, shoes, and unique way of dressing, his overall fashion is just as famous as his ferocious play on the field. “I like Lil Wayne’s style,” Miller says. “His style probably influences me the most. Basically, he’s just wearing exactly what he feels like wearing. That shows you what type of celebrity he is and what he is able to pull off, fashion-wise. I try to be in that same lane.”

  1. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James, a four-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA champion, and 2004 Rookie of the Year, has plenty of reason to call himself a king. But with a title so prestigious, you’ve got to make sure you dress like one. He hopes to continue to embrace being uniquely himself. With a lifetime Nike Deal worth up to $500 million, it ensures that he will have an influence over performance and lifestyle choices of consumers for years to come.

  1. Serena Williams, WTA Tennis Player

Serena Williams is known for having 23 Grand Slam titles in the Open Era, and being a dominant force on the tennis court. Williams continues to empower women with her own clothing, saying, “I love who I am, and I encourage other people to love and embrace who they are. But it definitely wasn’t easy – it took me a while.” Her wardrobe choices are powerful and represent who she is as a person. Williams has her own clothing line, called the Serena Williams Signature Statement Collection, which lets fans connect with her off-court sporty and sophisticated style.