August 29, 2012

Past NBA Draft Tuxedo-style Mishaps

Joakim Noah in Vintage Tux at NBA Draft

In a matter of months, millions of fans worldwide will literally be glued to their television sets to witness the start of the 2012-2013 National Basketball Association regular season. Yes, it’s almost that time of year to take great delight in watching NBA players complete an 82-game marathon consisting of powerful, flashy slam dunks and ankle-breaking cross-overs intertwined with complex, fast-paced offensive and defensive strategies, in hopes of winning the Larry O’Brien trophy next June. Approaching the start of the season there are many story-lines to consider. For example, how will newly drafted rookies perform on their respective teams? What are the expectations of last year’s contending playoff teams? And how will non-contending teams rise to prominent status? Rather than analyzing and answering these questions for the 30 or so NBA teams, I thought about the rookies; specifically about how they dressed when they were drafted and I wondered, what type of tuxedo did each player wear? And, what were some of the most embarrassing tuxedos worn recently?

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