And identical to that, the primary spherical is within the books. Not not like the playoffs themselves, Spherical 1 of our most fashionable match had its share of chalk outcomes and correct upsets. First-ballot fashion corridor of famer Jordan Clarkson eased previous Karl-Anthony Cities, whereas fellow trend notables Devin Booker, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Kelly Oubre Jr. styled their method into the second spherical. D’Angelo Russell managed to knock off early favourite Kyle Kuzma, whereas younger gun Jayson Tatum dealt Chris Paul his second devastating early exit of the postseason. And Ben Simmons, maybe due to all his apply carrying large matches on the sidelines this yr, dispatched James Harden.
All of which units us up for a wild quarterfinal spherical. There are not any straightforward matchups left on the board. Clarkson will tangle with Simmons, whereas Russell and Devin Booker will put their respective ‘90s-inspired appears to be like to the take a look at. Elsewhere P.J. Tucker and Tatum will face off, and the true wild-style matchup, will pit SGA in opposition to Kelly Oubre Jr. It’s gonna be a battle.
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This yr’s NBA Playoffs have felt like a altering of the guard. Ja Morant, Luka Doncic, and Jayson Tatum all made The Leap, whereas Chris Paul, Joel Embiid, and Giannis Antetokounmpo are watching from house because the Warriors and Celtics face off within the Finals. Heck, LeBron’s Lakers didn’t even make the playoffs! Issues really feel new, and new feels good.
One factor that has stayed the identical: NBA gamers are nonetheless dressing aggressively, and it appears sure that the NBA remains to be probably the most fashionable sports activities league on earth. And so, with the 2022 NBA champ set to be topped shortly, we’d like your assist giving a distinct kind of award. Welcome to GQ’s annual Most Fashionable NBA Participant match.
The 16-player bracket is stacked; there won’t be a simple matchup amongst them. Nonetheless, there are highlights: courtside king Ben Simmons will face off in opposition to the man he was traded for (and no slouch, stylewise) in James Harden. Outdated head P.J. Tucker and can stare down younger gun Jaren Jackson Jr. And perennial fashion all-stars D’Angelo Russell and Kyle Kuzma will go face to face. Issues lean a bit of youthful this yr—however that ought to make issues fascinating.
The league’s 16 strongest match connoisseurs face off, beginning NOW, in a five-day, five-round competitors to find out the league’s best-dressed participant. Every spherical lasts for twenty-four hours. And it’ll all happen on GQ Sports activities’ Instagram. Solid your vote on daily basis, examine again right here for updates, and stick round to see who hoists the GQ Most Fashionable NBA Participant trophy on the last buzzer.