This yr’s NBA Playoffs have been outlined by how totally different every little thing feels. LeBron didn’t make it out of the primary spherical. Chris Paul managed to make it previous the second. Trae Younger—Trae Younger!—ascended to full-on star standing. This is not going to be your common Finals. However even in a topsy-turvy yr, one factor remained a contented fixed: the NBA continues to be probably the most fashionable sports activities league on earth, and its stars nonetheless spent the season strolling by enviornment tunnels whereas getting off monumental suits. And so, with the 2021-22 NBA season approaching its finish, it felt like the best time to crown a champion—of, y’know, getting dressed. Welcome to GQ’s annual Most Fashionable NBA Participant Bracket.
The 16-player bracket is stacked, the matchups breathtaking. Russell Westbrook could attempt to take dwelling the crown with out as soon as overlaying his stomach button. P.J. Tucker determined he needed to win so badly that he dropped a sneaker with Dolce&Gabbana and talked to us about it throughout the playoffs. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, recent off a season as maybe probably the most fashionable younger participant the league has seen in years, is a dark-horse candidate to make a run on the chip. Teammates Chris Paul and Devin Booker will battle it out within the first spherical for generational (and Phoenix metropolitan space) supremacy. In contrast to the actual playoffs, LeBron James continues to be right here, wholesome, and nonetheless very a lot able to taking dwelling the title.
The league’s 16 strongest match connoisseurs face off, beginning NOW, in a 5-day, 5-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 every single day—and stick round to see who hoists the GQ Most Fashionable NBA Participant trophy on the remaining buzzer.