Remember how we were all, "ZOMG, is 2013 going to rep the most fashion-packed NBA Draft Day EVER??" and then we fell into an internet rabbithole, clicking through projected top picks' Instagram accounts and ogling their unexpectedly good taste? Welp, we watched last night and suffice it to say, we were up to our earlobes in way improved style decisions. (Granted, there was nothing quite LeBron man-floral or Wade Versace level that hit the stage last night, but we ARE talking about fresh-faced young guns essentially accepting offers to their very first jobs, after all.) We're not big on bragging here, but this time, we can't keep this one under wraps. We definitely called this. If you weren't able to catch it last night, there's a lot that you missed, and to us, it's significant enough to warrant a full style recap. Thus, we present you with our top 10 style moments from the 2013 NBA Draft. LEGGO!
NUMBER ONE STUNNA
Anthony Bennett at the 2013 NBA Draft.
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Name: Anthony Bennett
Picked by: Cleveland Cavaliers
Defying countless first-pick predictions, Canadian Anthony Bennett scored top honors as the Cleveland Cavaliers' (and the entire night's) very first brand new NBA draftee. For his pro league debut, Bennett shook commissioner David Stern's hand in a textured gray Eaden Myles suit with a peak lapel, doubled-up patterns on his shirt and reddish plaid tie, and a peek of pink from an expertly folded Alton Lane pocket square.
You can pick Nerlens Noel's 2013 NBA Draft Day suit.
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The Finals may be over, but there's still one last NBA event to look forward to this summer: 2013 Draft Day. The event kicks off THIS Thursday night in Barclays Center where pro-teams will take turns picking up young hopeful draft prospects. These draft candidates are mostly college students which means they don't necessarily have access to stylists like their professional counterparts. The focus on fashion this Draft Day is poised to be higher than ever, and with the bar leapfrogging from the previous years' style train wrecks to the high fashion example set by this year's Playoffs. One dude, however, has distinctly less pressure in the wardrobe department come Draft Day, and his name is Nerlens Noel.
The NBA Playoffs continue to heat up as we chug along through the Eastern and Western Conference championships and toward the Finals, but for a crop of college-age up-and-coming hoops stars, there's another big date in June that hits a little closer to home: NBA Draft Day. On the players' side, enlisted draftees have been interviewing with prospective teams, shopping themselves around as well as learning about their would-be future homes. On the league side, the NBA Draft Lottery is scheduled for tonight to solidify the order in which teams will pick players come 2013 NBA Draft Day, June 27, 7:00 p.m. EST at Brooklyn's Barclays Center (home of this year's VMAs, NBD *hair flip*).