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Let's reminsce all the trends in oncourt fashion thru the years...

Kinda off-topic but I was thinkin about this the other day and wanted my fellow GSOMers to add their fashion trends past and present. I'll start it off...

1. Afros: Dr. J's fro was classic!

2. High socks: not sure who started this but this trend started back in the 60s(with the cheesy stripes) and still lives on now with many players.

3. headbands: the timeless fashion trend

4. long shorts: MJ has been proclaimed as the first NBA player to sport the long shorts. Now its ridiculous how low some of these current players wear their shorts nowadays!

5. goggles: Kareem made wearing goggles cool. Look at what it did for Rambis!

6. compressed spandex shorts: I think the guys back in the 80s before the long shorts became a standard wore these under their short shorts to get more "support". hehe

7. knee/elbow pads: Hakeem and Kevin Willis wore them proud!

8. wrist band on the forearm or bicep: seems like another trend MJ started and died off in the late 90s when he retired

9. rubber bands: seems like players started wearing them on their wrist to show they were ballers. I guess when the NBA banned jewelry, players started sporting rubber bands on their wrists.

10. tats: they have always been adorned by NBA pros but it seems that A.I. sparked an "ink movement" as another avenue of self-expression since its one of the hew sports where players show a lot of skin. Seems like half the league is tatted up nowadays.

11. elbow sleeve: it seems like A.I. started this trend too. I don't remember anyone else who sported the sleeve before him. Now you got dudes like Kobe and Melo wearing them.

12. Braids: another A.I. brainchild

13. TIghts: I thought this was pretty ghey and I'm glad the NBA banned them!

14. Underarmour: D-Wade seems to have made this popular. I see a lot of players wearing protective upper body and hip/ass padding to cushion their fall.

 

Aight...that's all I can think of. Please add anything else I forgot and speak on the ones I did mention. I wonder what fashion trend will be next?

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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