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Saturday, November 1, 2014

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.



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