The ESPY awards bring together athletes from all walks of sport, to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year. It’s not often we get to see such a wide variety of sports stars together in one place and outside of their uniforms. The ESPYs have become as much of a fashion spectacle as they are an awards show, as our favorite jocks compete to showcase their sartorial talent. A Glam Slam has highlighted some of the best and worst ensembles at this year’s “Oscars for Sports.”
New York Knicks power forward and male style icon, Amar’e Stoudemire, spoke with E! News on the ESPYs red carpet and offered his very own fashion opinions. We’ve included that within the commentary below. Check it out:
Serena Williams always turns heads with her on and off court style selections and the ESPYs were no different. Heads were turning in every which direction when she hit the red carpet in a bright pink minidress from Rachel Roy, which featured a plunging neckline and figure-hugging fit. Serena topped off the look with a gold statement necklace and sky-high, glittery Christian Louboutin pumps.
Serena is used to garnering all of the fashion attention but she couldn’t steal the show this time around. Instead, she shared the spotlight with San Francisco Giants pitcher, Brian Wilson. It has been impossible to focus on anything other than “The Beard” as of late. That is until Wilson hit the red carpet in this spandex suit which was half tuxedo and half penguin in design. Leaving no detailed unturned, he accessorized with white gloves, a cane and high top sneakers. Amare’s take: “We [guys] don’t wear spandex on the red carpet. But I’ve got to give it to him. He can pull it off.”
For athletes, the clothes are important but it’s the accessories that can really define their style. Several stars wore designer shades and others were dripping in diamonds, but the item that received the most attention was Eric Maynor’s footwear. The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard kept his suit simple, which allowed for his studded Louboutin shoes to stand out even more.
Tyson Chandler took a page out of the Dhani Jones handbook. Jones, an NFL linebacker and