It is a well-known fact throughout the tennis world that players must wear white on the court when competing at Wimbledon. The strict dress code is an old English tradition, and Andre Agassi even skipped the tournament several times when he was younger because he refused to comply with the “predominantly white” policy. Earlier this week, Victoria Azarenka took to the practice court wearing the yellow t-shirt you see above to prepare for her match against Serena Williams. The rules apparently apply to practice rounds as well, and tournament officials forced her to change into the shirt you see below.
Even Conan O’Brien recognizes this shift toward the pages of Banana Republic and Lacoste catalogs. So, Conan decided to lampoon the growing trend of players becoming unlikely fashionistas with a bit on his talk show Monday night. And it was superb:
This is really funny and all, Conan, but just hope you didn’t give Westbrook any more ideas.
Video via Team Coco
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:
If I had to guess what the attire was of a pitcher who has recently gotten his season back on track and converted four straight save opportunities, I’d probably go with tuxedo T-shirt. Marlins closer Heath Bell has not allowed an earned run in his last five appearances. He’s given up only two hits during that span. Obviously he has been getting down to business every time he takes the mound lately, so a tuxedo T-shirt would seem more appropriate than the hippie shirt you see above. Then again, he is a closer.
As we know, closers are their own breed. Those guys do everything a little differently, so when Bell is amidst a hot streak and feels like taking a picture of himself in an elevator rocking a 70s-themed vest/hippie necklace shirt you just take it for what it is. Do you, Heath. It seems to have worked over the past week or so.
H/T Eye on Baseball
It would appear that the longer the Thunder stick around in the playoffs, the more ridiculous outfits we are going to see from Russell Westbrook. He has already made the Steve Urkel glasses a wardrobe mainstay, but Westbrook is obviously aiming to outdo himself with crazy shirts and now fruity pants. After the Thunder won Game 1, Westbrook took the podium wearing this masterpiece. Following Oklahoma City’s Game 4 victory, he decided to rock a paint-splattered graffiti shirt and some bright red slacks.
Considering he dropped 37 Saturday night and is on the verge of leading the Thunder to the Western Conference Finals, Westbrook can pretty much wear whatever he wants.
Thanks to @cjzero for the photo
Australian shooter Russell Mark has to wear Borat mankini to Olympic opening ceremonies because of lost bet
And the award for best-dressed athlete at the London Olympics opening ceremonies goes to … Russell Mark. How do we know that already? The Australian shooting gold medalist recently lost a bet, and as a result he is required to parade at the opening ceremonies in a lime-green mankini similar to the one Sacha Baron Cohen wore in the movie “Borat” several years ago.
According to the Telegraph, the bet revolved around an Australian rules football match. Mark promised that he would wear the swimsuit if Carlton lost its Australian Football League match to St. Kilda and sure enough — well, you know.
“Oh, I must’ve been intoxicated,” the 48-year-old Mark said Tuesday. “Carlton promise so much and just deliver so little. It kills me.”
“Anyway, a lot of people would think a mankini might look better than the uniform they’ve nominated for us, so I don’t know if it’s such a bad thing.”
Apparently this is the way to make a statement in the 2012 postseason. With the way he performed in Oklahoma City during Game 1 on Monday night, Russell Westbrook can wear anything he wants to his postgame press conference. The Thunder guard scored 27 points to go along with nine assists and seven rebounds in a dominant 119-90 victory. If you’re going to commit a fashion violation, I suppose that is the time to do it.
Those are fishing lures, right? And I’m guessing those glasses have no lenses in them. To be honest, the more I look at this the more I kind of think it’s a boss move. I’ll take Westbrook’s postgame attire over the awful look Nick Young was sporting during the first round any day.
Thanks to @cjzero for the picture