When they’re on the court or the field, most athletes have a fairly limited selection when it comes to clothing. Athletes who play individual sports may have a bit more wiggle room, but their attire still has to meet certain guidelines or standards of their respective sport. Athletes who play team sports have even less choice, as they must put on the same jersey as their teammates, with perhaps a neon coloured shoe being the only opportunity to express their personal style.
With so much of their fashion choices restricted due to their sport, athletes make their sartorial time off the field count. Some athletes go the fashionista route and step out at non-game day events looking impeccable and incredibly stylish. Some athletes… not so much. Donning everything from Steve Urkel attire to clothing six sizes too big, certain athletes seem to take off their sportswear and put on the first thing they can find – maybe in the dark.
With multimillion dollar salaries at their disposal, one would think all pro athletes would hire a stylist, or at least recruit a stylish friend to help them on shopping trips. However, the athletes on this list seem to embrace their style choices, whether the public does or not. Everyone knows the old adage that no publicity is bad publicity: the fact that many of these badly dressed athletes receive press attention for their outlandish fashion choices while their more conservatively dressed teammates do not seems to prove that point. To be fair – some of these athletes have received praise from the fashion world due to their unusual choices. However, the real world isn’t the pages of Vogue and their ensembles can seem a little strange to the public eye (and likely to their fellow team mates).
Here are ten athletes with a questionable fashion sense. Beware of letting them loose in any clothing stores – the results may be terrifying.
10 Kevin Durant
9 Steve Nash
8 Brent Burns
7 Stevan Ridley
6 Russell Westbrook
5 Tim Duncan
4 Paul George
3 Ryan Lochte
2 Dwyane Wade
1 Dennis Rodman
Rodman started out looking like a typical basketball player. Then, bit by bit, it began to change. His hair turned a neon orange shade not found anywhere in nature. Then it was a striped pattern, perhaps because he was unable to select a color. Then spotted like a leopard. And then it all erupted. He’s paired a cartoon Santa visits the tiki bar suit (yes, suit. A suit exists in this pattern and he selected it) with stacks of green necklaces and a full face of makeup. He’s paired a tiger printed off the shoulder dress with a yellow feather boa and costume jewelry. He’s paired a fedora with a strappy black bikini crop top. His style has gotten so out of control that it would be impossible to describe every ludicrous choice he’s made.
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