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The best style moments at the 2018 NBA draft

The 2018 draft had some of the most adventurous, daring and polished styles the league has seen yet

3:22 PMNBA draft style has come a long way since the days of those Jalen Rose-style suits. Despite their young ages, the first- and second-round draft picks for the NBA have some of the most adventurous, daring and polished styles the league has seen yet. We might even see one of these upstarts snatch Russell Westbrook’s crown, as he is arguably the most stylish player in the NBA.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Kentucky) stays loose pre-draft.

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Detail of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s suit.

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Miles Bridges brushes his hair before the draft.

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The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. (Mark Peterson for ESPN)

The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. (Mark Peterson for ESPN)

Jerome Robinson (Boston College) arrives at the draft.

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Michael Porter Jr. ponders pre-draft.

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The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. (Mark Peterson for ESPN)

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Mo Bamba takes a photo of his watch at the draft.

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The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. (Mark Peterson for ESPN)

Dzanan Musa waits before being selected No. 29 by the Brooklyn Nets.

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Collin Sexton’s new Cleveland Cavaliers hat matches his suit, the same colors as his alma mater Alabama.

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Mikal Bridges enters the draft wearing a 76ers hat that matches his suit.

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Marvin Bagley III looking dapper in a gray tuxedo.

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Kevin Knox shows off his three-piece suit during the draft.

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Detail from Michael Porter Jr.’s suit.

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The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. Wendell Carter Jr. (Duke), channeling T’Challa aka Black Panther, and Kevin Knox (Kentucky) hang out on stage pre-draft.

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Suits and watches details from NBA draft.

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Loafers were a popular footwear choice among the draftees.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Another example of loafers being a popular choice of footwear for the draftees.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

 

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3:22 PMNBA draft style has come a long way since the days of those Jalen Rose-style suits. Despite their young ages, the first- and second-round draft picks for the NBA have some of the most adventurous, daring and polished styles the league has seen yet. We might even see one of these upstarts snatch Russell Westbrook’s crown, as he is arguably the most stylish player in the NBA.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Kentucky) stays loose pre-draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Detail of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s suit.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Miles Bridges brushes his hair before the draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. (Mark Peterson for ESPN)

The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. (Mark Peterson for ESPN)

Jerome Robinson (Boston College) arrives at the draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Michael Porter Jr. ponders pre-draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. (Mark Peterson for ESPN)

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Mo Bamba takes a photo of his watch at the draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. (Mark Peterson for ESPN)

Dzanan Musa waits before being selected No. 29 by the Brooklyn Nets.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Collin Sexton’s new Cleveland Cavaliers hat matches his suit, the same colors as his alma mater Alabama.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Mikal Bridges enters the draft wearing a 76ers hat that matches his suit.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Marvin Bagley III looking dapper in a gray tuxedo.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Kevin Knox shows off his three-piece suit during the draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Detail from Michael Porter Jr.’s suit.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. Wendell Carter Jr. (Duke), channeling T’Challa aka Black Panther, and Kevin Knox (Kentucky) hang out on stage pre-draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Suits and watches details from NBA draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Loafers were a popular footwear choice among the draftees.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Another example of loafers being a popular choice of footwear for the draftees.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

 

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3:22 PMNBA draft style has come a long way since the days of those Jalen Rose-style suits. Despite their young ages, the first- and second-round draft picks for the NBA have some of the most adventurous, daring and polished styles the league has seen yet. We might even see one of these upstarts snatch Russell Westbrook’s crown, as he is arguably the most stylish player in the NBA.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Kentucky) stays loose pre-draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Detail of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s suit.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Miles Bridges brushes his hair before the draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. (Mark Peterson for ESPN)

The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. (Mark Peterson for ESPN)

Jerome Robinson (Boston College) arrives at the draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Michael Porter Jr. ponders pre-draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. (Mark Peterson for ESPN)

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Mo Bamba takes a photo of his watch at the draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. (Mark Peterson for ESPN)

Dzanan Musa waits before being selected No. 29 by the Brooklyn Nets.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Collin Sexton’s new Cleveland Cavaliers hat matches his suit, the same colors as his alma mater Alabama.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Mikal Bridges enters the draft wearing a 76ers hat that matches his suit.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Marvin Bagley III looking dapper in a gray tuxedo.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Kevin Knox shows off his three-piece suit during the draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Detail from Michael Porter Jr.’s suit.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. Wendell Carter Jr. (Duke), channeling T’Challa aka Black Panther, and Kevin Knox (Kentucky) hang out on stage pre-draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Suits and watches details from NBA draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Loafers were a popular footwear choice among the draftees.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Another example of loafers being a popular choice of footwear for the draftees.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

 

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3:22 PMNBA draft style has come a long way since the days of those Jalen Rose-style suits. Despite their young ages, the first- and second-round draft picks for the NBA have some of the most adventurous, daring and polished styles the league has seen yet. We might even see one of these upstarts snatch Russell Westbrook’s crown, as he is arguably the most stylish player in the NBA.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Kentucky) stays loose pre-draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Detail of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s suit.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Miles Bridges brushes his hair before the draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. (Mark Peterson for ESPN)

The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. (Mark Peterson for ESPN)

Jerome Robinson (Boston College) arrives at the draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Michael Porter Jr. ponders pre-draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. (Mark Peterson for ESPN)

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Mo Bamba takes a photo of his watch at the draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. (Mark Peterson for ESPN)

Dzanan Musa waits before being selected No. 29 by the Brooklyn Nets.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Collin Sexton’s new Cleveland Cavaliers hat matches his suit, the same colors as his alma mater Alabama.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Mikal Bridges enters the draft wearing a 76ers hat that matches his suit.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Marvin Bagley III looking dapper in a gray tuxedo.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Kevin Knox shows off his three-piece suit during the draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Detail from Michael Porter Jr.’s suit.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

The 2018 NBA draft, including the first and second rounds at the Barclays Center. Wendell Carter Jr. (Duke), channeling T’Challa aka Black Panther, and Kevin Knox (Kentucky) hang out on stage pre-draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Suits and watches details from NBA draft.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Loafers were a popular footwear choice among the draftees.

Mark Peterson for ESPN

Another example of loafers being a popular choice of footwear for the draftees.

Mark Peterson for ESPN