TIME magazine recently took a look at the “Nerd-fashion wave” that has spread across the NBA, with Oklahoma City Thunder forward, Kevin Durant, referenced as the “front man for the geek-chic craze.” The post-game fashions during this year’s NBA playoffs have put the trend on full display, with colorful trousers and Steve Urkel-inspired specs spotted on players across the league. But perhaps this biggest sartorial attention-grabbers have been the shirts worn by Durant’s teammate, Russell Westbrook.
Westbrook has used his post-game appearances as a forum to showcase an eclectic collection of shirts, and now fans have come to anticipate new styles prior to each game. In keeping with the “geek chick” theme, his polos and shirt-sleeve button downs have featurde patterns that range from fish hooks to paint splatters to international flags. Though the Thunder are down 2-0 in the Western Conference Finals, there are still more opportunities to see what Russell can pull out of his wild bag of shirts. For some guidance, The Basketball Jones offered a variety of future design suggestions, which you can check out here.
For fans who’d like to emulate Westbrook’s style, here’s a breakdown of his most buzzed about looks thus far. And they don’t require a baller’s budget: