Case in point: At the 2018 NBA Awards on Monday, there were plenty of players in the building, but while many likely need to stick to their basketball careers, a lot of them looked like they were shooting their shot at a fashion career.
Let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room—or should I say the cow: Houston Rockets player and 2018 MVP winnerJames Harden pulled up in a suit that resembled a ... brown cow? I’m not sure if I love it or hate it, but he tried. [Editor’s note: It was a floral trench and pants, and my hate is confirmed. —Maiysha]
Chris Paul, also of the Houston Rockets, looked good in his red-and-black houndstooth-print suit—one of my fave looks of the night.
Shaquille O’Neal’s boring and boxy suit begged for a stylist, but his kids looked fly!
Overall, the outfit choices weren’t too bad—I guess they figured if they didn’t win an NBA Award, they’d at least be remembered as fashion icons. But I’ll let you be the judge of the rest of these outfits; here are some of the players and celebs who were also in the building: