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Dwyane Wade’s fashion stylist wants him to know what it’s like to be a woman

The postgame press conferences during the NBA playoffs have turned into somewhat of a fashion show. Once players get done competing on the court, they compete for attention with their clothes.

You have youngins’ like Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant making waves for embracing the nerdy style, and cats like Nick Young trying to wear the most outlandish outfits possible. Even Dwyane Wade got in the mix by wearing some head-turning pink pants last week.

Wade, like many other NBA players, has a fashion stylist who picks out his outfits, and she says her goal is for him to know what it’s like to be a woman.

“They know what women have to go through on a regular basis,” Calyann Barnett told the Palm Beach Post. “We spend all this time getting pretty, and you know, most guys don’t even notice.

“This is evil stylist talk – making guys understand what it’s like to be a woman,” she says of the players getting dressed up for the five minutes they’ll spend at a postgame podium.

Wade says he likes the way the NBA has evolved into a fashion show.

“Guys are really focusing on how they look, how they present themselves,” Wade says. “Everyone has their own little ways of doing it. I think it’s cool that people are getting into it and looking at athletes more.”

Yeah, it has become a second sport of sorts, but remember that it all starts with winning. If you’re playing like a stud and winning, you can get away with wearing outrageous outfits. If you play poorly and are losing, your crazy clothes make you look like you’re focusing on the wrong thing.

Dwyane Wade’s hot pink pants earn him a flagrant fashion foul (Picture)

Dwyane Wade wore the hot pink pants you see above before and after his team’s close-out win in Game 6 against the Pacers on Thursday. The pants were so awful they drew jeers inside the NBA TV studios, and prompted host Rick Kamla to call it “a flagrant foul of fashion.”

Wade apparently heard the criticism, so he opened up his postgame press conference saying, “Start off this interview by saying I know they’re killing me in the studio over my pants. They’re just mad because they can’t pull it off.”

When you go 17-25 for 41 points and 10 rebounds, you can wear whatever color pants you want. Russell Westbrook knows something about that.

Here’s a video showing Dwyane Wade’s pink pants:

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OKC company pulls Seattle-taunting Thunder shirt after receiving death threats

An Oklahoma City apparel company says it has pulled a Thunder T-shirt from its website after receiving death threats from angry SuperSonics fans.

The insensitive shirt (seen above) features the Seattle Supersonics logo and says “OKC Thunder” on the front. The back taunts Thunder fans with a mean-spirited message: “Thank you Seattle – Okc.”

The shirt apparently has been around for a few years but didn’t receive much attention until it was mentioned on Twitter by New York Times NBA writer Howard Beck and then highly publicized by Yahoo! NBA blog Ball Don’t Lie.

The shirt’s maker, Warpaint Clothing Co., says it began receiving hate mail on Monday and initially laughed about rubbing it in for Sonics fans. They expressed a more conciliatory tone several hours later:

They also reportedly announced they were removing the shirt from their site because of death threats, but that tweet has been deleted. A different version of the shirt seems to be available on the site.

I’m glad the company received some backlash and decided to pull the shirt. Tasteful taunting is fair game when your team beats another city’s, but mocking fans for their owner selling to another who moved the team out of the city is overboard.

Cardinals wore tacky tuxedos for their road trip to LA (Pictures)

The St. Louis Cardinals decided to dress up for their short road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles on Thursday. Even though it looks like they were headed to a costume party, the actual theme for the trip was “tacky tuxedos.” As you can tell, some of those were pretty ugly looking outfits.

Here’s a rundown of what some of the players were wearing:

Jason Motte went camo, Allen Craig had a leopard print trim on his white jacket, Marc Rzepczynski was in all red, Yadier Molina had a plaid coat and white pants, Victor Marte had the green shirt and plaid vest, Jake Westbrook wore white, Tyler Greene was in the red spandex, Lance Berkman was in pink, David Freese had the Dr. Seuss hat, and Matt Carpenter wore the Pee-Wee Herman outfit.

If you’re talking tacky tuxedos, naturally you’re going to see a few guys pull off the “Dumb & Dumber” look. Kyle Lohse (right) and Mitchell Boggs (left) accomplished that:

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Nike creates shoe to celebrate LeBron’s MVP award (Pictures)

LeBron James received his third NBA MVP award in the past four years on Saturday and his achievement was recognized (read: capitalized on) by Nike. The sneaker and apparel company named LeBron “Employee of the Year,” and is releasing a special-edition shoe to commemorate the achievement.

Here’s a description of the shoe via Nike’s website:

Nike further salutes the three-time MVP with a special edition LEBRON 9 MVP shoe. Designed for elite performance and crafted with style, the LEBRON 9 MVP features striking Miami team colors. Gradient fades from red to black to comprise the upper with pops of yellow while details including an MVP logo on the heel and trophies printed on the sockliner mark the award. This special LEBRON 9 MVP shoe was made specifically for James, but a very limited amount will be brought to market next month.

The soles and heel of the shoe both have MVP references:

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Nick Young wears one of the ugliest shirts you’ll ever see (Picture)

After the Clippers huge overtime win against the Grizzlies on Monday night that gave them a 3-1 series lead, Nick Young decided to play a practical joke on the media. Do we know for sure that it was a practical joke? Absolutely not, but we’re trying to convince ourselves that that was the case. As you can see from the photo above, Young took the podium wearing one of the ugliest shirts you’ll ever see. When Chris Paul pointed out that it was Young who got the Clippers going with a big three-pointer, Nick credited his post-game wardrobe selection.

“It’s the shirt, man,” Young said with a smile.

“What do you want me to say?” Paul said when a reporter asked for his thoughts on the shirt. “All I’m saying is you’ve got to feel pretty good about yourself to wear that shirt.”

With everyone in the media howling, Young then got up and gave his seat to Blake Griffin, who was dressed in a standard shirt, tie, and sport coat. Griffin may have scored 30 points to Young’s nine, but Young left more of a lasting impression with the ridiculous shirt. Outfits like this one tend to have that effect on people.

Screenshot via YouTube user madelynburke

Notre Dame will wear Ireland flag cleats for Navy game in Dublin (Picture)

Notre Dame is going to Dublin, Ireland for its season opening game against Navy on September 1st, and they plan to pay tribute to the host country with special footwear. The cleat you see above that has the colors and design of the Irish flag will be worn by Notre Dame’s players for the game. A member of the Notre Dame equipment staff shared the photo on Twitter and said that’s what the team will wear.

Given all the Irish players Notre Dame has on their roster, I’m sure all the guys will LOVE paying tribute to their native country. (Yes, that’s a joke.)

H/T Eye on College Football