4 trendy players to watch play in the NBA Finals – footwear news
The NBA Finals begin tonight.
On their home turf, the Phoenix Suns will face the Milwaukee Bucks. Tonight’s game will be the first event of the 7-game championship series, which could lead to the Suns’ first-ever victory in the final.
On the Suns – who have a field advantage – Chris Paul and Devin Booker will face the Bucks’ PJ Tucker and Giannis Antetokounmpo. While these athletes have demonstrated all of their skills on the court, basketball isn’t the only thing they’re good at.
NBA stars are also known for turning heads in the fashion department. From Nike offerings, iconic shoes, and red carpet and street style moments, FN has rounded up the hottest moments from Paul, Booker, Tucker and Antetokounmpo. Continue reading below to see their style off the court.
Since 2008 Chris Paul has been publishing shoes with Jordan Brand. In December of last year, Paul unveiled the Jordan CP3.XIII – a look similar to its predecessor with a giant Swoosh logo and fruity tones.
While Paul is known for his signature Jordans, his relaxed style is equally remarkable. Its shoe rotation includes rare Nike Dunks, Jordan 3 Retros and HBCU-inspired Jordans. When it comes to clothing, Paul is not afraid of suits, stylish leather trench coats, comfy loungewear and more.
Paul is also not afraid to try out trendy style tricks. In April, the star athlete stepped out in a monochrome look in New York City. Her look included a Tiffany blue jacket, paired with matching straight pants and a matching face mask. As for the shoes, Paul opted for the Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG shoes in “Turbo Green”. The style is currently available on the resale market with Stockx.com selling the silhouette for $ 500 and up.
Nike-sponsored athlete Devin Booker’s style can be described as relaxed. While comfy clothing always has a major moment right now, Booker’s laid-back aesthetic is still on trend.
Its rotation includes: flannels, comfy hoodies and classic denim. When it comes to shoes, Booker is a fan of low Converse, Air Jordan 1 Retros and more.
In April, Booker – who is romantically linked to model Kendall Jenner – proved that even the most casual looks can make a statement when he stepped out in New York, wearing denim adorned with patchwork. Booker managed to make the look effortless with a pair of classic white Nikes, a khaki colored t-shirt and button.
Pj Tucker likes to take risks with fashion.
The NBA star doesn’t shy away from bold prints, bold colors and loaded patterns. You can often find Tucker pairing lively shorts with vintage bowling sweaters, tees, or shirts. He also plays with hats, coats and suits – having worn a leopard print ensemble in his latest Instagram post.
While Tucker’s clothes are unforgettable, the baller will tell you that sneakers are his first love. He recently teamed up with Dolce & Gabbana to design collaborative shoes that give Miami’s silhouette a fun upgrade. In addition to luxury kicks, Tucker often uses social media to showcase a plethora of custom shoes.
One of Tucker’s most fashionable moments came in 2019 when he showed up to the NBA Japan Games, wearing a black cardigan layered over a white t-shirt. He teamed the cozy piece with floral shirts, socks and sneakers from Jordan Brand.
Megastar Giannis Antetokounmpo got his signature shoe – the Zoom Freak 1 – with Nike in 2019. The second shoe, the Zoom Freak 2, was released in July 2020. The sportswear giant revealed release information for the Nike Zoom Freak 3 in June, with the first two make-ups of the latest shoe launching this month.
Aside from his shoes, Antetokounmpo has become known for staying casual with his game day outfit. He can be seen pictured in stylish tracksuits, bomber jackets and cargo pants. While he tends to lean on the casual side, Antetokounmpo isn’t afraid to step things up on the red carpet.
At the 2019 NBA Awards, Antetokounmpo looked dapper in a dark blue 3-piece suit, which he tailored perfectly. He paired the suit with a black button and coordinating black loafers, giving the ensemble a sophisticated touch.