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Russell Westbrook & James Harden have excellent style.

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Did you see what Russell Westbrook is wearing at the 2013 NBA Celebrity Game? Holy crap it’s awesome.

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Photo from Russell Westbrook’s Facebook

I’m not sure it beats what James Harden is wearing, though. I couldn’t find a picture of his outfit so I had to take one of my tv.

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The shoes, which you can’t see here, are great.

I think Westbrook wins on clothes and Harden wins on glasses and, as always, facial hair. One of the best things I’ve ever read was the line in a Sports Illustrated article that said James Harden’s beard “juts outward from his chin as if trying to colonize other faces.” Love it.

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February 15th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Russell Westbrook on ESPN 8/28/12

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Dude.

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August 28th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Russell Westbrook isn’t feeling it tonight.

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Russell Westbrook used so much energy scoring 43 points in tonight’s loss to the Heat he had none left to put into his wardrobe. I’d be feeling pretty subdued, too, if my team were down 1 game to 3 against LeBron and friends (to be fair, I like Wade but hate James). Better luck next time.

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June 19th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Russell Westbrook (and a dog and a kid)

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In this episode of What’s Russell Westbrook Wearing, I present his post-game press conference interview from June 14, after the Thunder lost to the Heat (bummer). Remarkably, the star of this outfit isn’t the glasses — it’s the pants.

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While we’re talking about fashion, today Soren dressed Coltrane up as Soren. That was confusing for everyone. Then he was all hey, I can be a dog.

I guess Soren was trying to

He thinks it's cool

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June 14th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

I love Russell Westbrook.

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Here is a picture of Russell Westbrook from the post-game interview after the Thunder beat the Heat on June 12. He wears awesome shirts and glasses after every game, but this particular shirt and these particular glasses are the best yet. I worry that it’s only a matter of time before his wardrobe, which gets progressively more awesome after every game, will eventually hit the point where it is impossible to become even more awesome.

Russell Westbrook after beating the Heat

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June 12th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Vintage: Lithuanians + Craig Sager = AWESOME

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This was originally published on August 11, 2008.
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Dan Steinberg is my new favorite person on the internet. Yesterday, he discussed the fact that Lithuania’s Fans Are Balling. I love this so much, because he recognizes something that has made me very proud for many years — My People are freaking awesome. We love our basketball. And we have the tie dye (well, “we” in the sense of, as a people, some Lithuanians represent by wearing tie dye although I personally do not because, well, ew) to prove it. Also, many of us have green eyes, which is rare (I learned this the other day). Random, but cool! Like Lithuanians! We’re also known for being stubborn, which is a blessing and a curse, let me tell you.

Dan Steinberg also bestowed upon the world the most awesome interview with Craig Sager to ever exist. What do I make of Craig Sager and his fixation on blonde Lithuanian women? If you’ve read about me on Deadspin, you might be surprised.

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Craig Sager is one of those guys who I notice every time he’s on TV, but I don’t really know anything about him. Whenever he’s reporting from the sidelines of an NBA game, I yell at B, “Dude! Check out what he’s wearing! When you’re old you need to dress like this!” His wardrobe is the shit and in life, he’s attained a certain level of awesomeness.

My thoughts on the Craig Sager interview are twofold. First, I think that, once you’ve achieved a certain level of awesomeness in life, you’re allowed to say some crazy shit and that adds to, rather than detracts, from your awesomeness. Second, I think that there’s nothin’ wrong with appreciating anybody’s hotness. I’m not going to blame anybody for finding, say, blonde Lithuanian women hot. They are! There’s nothing wrong with recognizing that.

I also love the wardrobe discussion. Quoth Sager:

Yeah. I brought all sorts of different underwear that match my shirt. That’s the only thing I can do.

Hee.

Anyway, my favorite part of the interview isn’t anything Craig Sager said. It was something Dan Steinberg said. Here’s a snippet (Steinberg is in bold):

The dunking mascots missed all of their dunks off the trampoline.

Did they?

You’re not supposed to miss your dunks off the trampoline.

Well, see, I can give you perspective on that too, because I was [Willie] the Wildcat at Northwestern.

Of course you were.

No really, I just died from laughing so hard. Craig Sager, international pimp and appreciator of Lithuanian sexy women (is saying “Lithuanian sexy” redundant?) is talking about all kinds of shit and, just to show how he thoroughly out-awesomes you in every possible way, he tells you that, in addition to being married to a Luvabull and being too busy to pay attention to dunking mascots while he provides his earth-shattering commentary on athletic festivities, which is how he makes a living and is much cooler than whatever you do, he throws in that he was the mascot at Northwestern. To this, what other response could there be but, “Of course you were.”

I’m going to find a way to work “Of course you were” into my everyday conversation when possible.

I was the attorney who worked tirelessly to exonerate the innocent defendant with the help of newly discovered DNA evidence.

Of course you were.

I was really drunk and actin’ a fool at the Rockies game before they put me in the little self-contained jail within the bowels of Coors Field.

Of course you were.

Maybe I’ll even wear tie dye while saying it.

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August 10th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

How to Dress Like Caroline Wozniacki

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Caroline Wozniacki dress

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So today I was watching the French Open and thinking about how I kind of have a girl crush on Caroline Wozniacki. She’s so darn cute and I love braids. What can I say. Although she lost, I was really digging her ruffly blue tennis dress with crazy red (the internet refers to it as “infrared”) accents. It was enough to send me into one of those tizzies where I go off and try to figure out how to take sports fashion and translate it to real-life fashion, just in case one day you want to go out and about dressed sort of like Caroline Wozniacki. I mean, what woman wouldn’t want that option available, just in case?

Anyway, I found a dress, crazy-ass shoes, and accessories. I put everything on Pinterest — you can see it here (complete with links in the event you wish to purchase anything, because I’m sure you’ll want to do just that). As an aspiring budget-conscious minimalist, I won’t be buying any of this stuff (and don’t worry, I won’t be doing posts like this all the time because it’s not really my thing and there are plenty of people on the internet trying to get you to buy shit), but sometimes it’s reasonably satisfying to window shop on the internet. Bonus: All items but the shoes are cruelty-free, because that’s how I roll. (I accidentally posted non-cruelty-free nail polish at first, had a little meltdown when I figured that out, then found an alternative that is not tested on animals, and deleted the original. I rarely buy nail polish any more and obviously need to keep up on my brands.)

Also, if you need a Pinterest invite, hit me up. I post awesome shit over there, like pictures of Snoop Dogg wearing a Nuggets jersey and a fish hat.

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May 27th, 2011 at 8:44 pm