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    Giant Men In Floral Shirts: Your Authoritative NBA Playoff Style Review

    It's what playoff basketball has always been about — leather vests, man-capris, and monocles.

    Here's your reminder that even giant human beings like to look fly. The NBA playoffs, especially postgame press conferences, have in recent years become the fiercest fashion staging ground this side of Vogue, and I've ranked 16 of this year's most prominent moments so far from worst to best. Unfortunate spoiler alert: none of them involve Zubaz.

    16. Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks wore a bunch of fedoras.

    15. James Harden. Wrinkled denim shirt: check.

    14. If Pacer center Roy Hibbert had actually worn this monocle during his press conference...

    NBA fashion game - Pacers Roy Hibbert and the monocle he brought to the podium. #UppingTheAnte @Hoya2aPacer

    Rachel Nichols


    NBA fashion game - Pacers Roy Hibbert and the monocle he brought to the podium. #UppingTheAnte @Hoya2aPacer would've been the coolest thing since Jack Kennedy last stood on a boat. But he DIDN'T. Shame on you, Roy.

    13. Hard to say what's worse from this Russell Westbrook/Kevin Durant OKC Thunder pairing.

    12. GRANDMA.

    11. Bulls center Joakim Noah in a normal shirt?

    10. Kobe!


    8. Lakers center Dwight Howard in a bowtie.

    7. Dwyane Wade in man-capris.

    6. Kevin Durant with his signature, the postgame backpack.

    5. All Black Everything, J.R. Smith says.

    4. Chris Paul, swank fighter pilot.

    3. James Harden with micro-floral prints for the discerning beard-grower.


    1. Here's the champ, though.

    All in all, a solid playoffs so far, with most of the missteps at least borne out of ambition. The best part is that we're only in Round 2. To be continued...