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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Nerlens Noel had a giant Kentucky jersey inside his suit jacket

Nerlens Noel Kentucky jersey

Not only does Nerlens Noel stretch the limits of fashion with his outstanding ’90s hi-top fade, but he also introduced a new look with his suit on draft day.

Noel, who was believed to be in the mix at No. 1 overall, slipped in the draft to No. 6, where the New Orleans Pelicans drafted him. Like 2012 No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis, Noel is a former Kentucky Wildcat who was selected by New Orleans. He decided to pay tribute to the Wildcats with a blue tie and giant Kentucky jersey embroidered inside his suit jacket.

It was nice to see a smile on the kid’s face after his giant struggle face when he learned the Orlando Magic were taking Victor Oladipo at No. 2:

Nerlens Noel struggle face

It turns out that Noel wasn’t the only player with a patch in his jersey. Steven Adams had the New Zealand flag stitched into the inside of his jacket:

Steven Adams jersey suit patch

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