Russell Westbrook always looks snazzy (or strange, depending on taste) at the post-game press conferences. You just knew he’d show up looking extra dapper, eccentric, hipsterific (choose your own wacky adjective) after the Thunder won Game One of the NBA Finals. Did he disappoint? Nope. Not on the court — he overcame an early shooting slump to rack up 27 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds, along with lockdown defense — and definitely not at the presser. He brought back the red glasses (jokingly referred to on the Web as the “Sally Jesse Raphael frames”) and we’re not even sure how to explain this shirt…
Well, we’ll try to explain it anyway. For starters, he broke away from his usual short-sleeve shirt look and went with the long sleeves. More pattern for the flatterin’! What is that pattern? It’s very 50s-ish, and it looks like people running around acting zany in bright colors. It actually conjures memories of the Catch Me If You Can intro credit sequence. For some it would be too busy, but for Russ he’s just getting busy.
Can he handle the Heat? Apparently so. The bigger question is can the Heat handle him? And can we handle his post game get-ups? We say keep em comin’. After all, sports are entertainment and it’s always fun to see what he ends up rocking after games.
Speaking of the Heat, their stars answered with pink, plaid and of course, you got, glasses. All four superstars (Durant, too) wore four eyes to the presser.