The 2019 NBA Style Showdown: Vote Now for the League’s Best-Dressed Player


UPDATE, 6/5: Round One is in the books. The favorites largely prevailed; all-timers like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden live to flex another day. That’s not to say there weren’t upsets. Kyrie Irving knocked off Chris Paul, and Kelly Oubre Jr., leather harness and all, looks like a force to be reckoned with. Round Two starts today at noon, and runs another 24 hours.

Vote now in Round Two of the NBA Style Showdown on GQ’s Instagram.

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It all comes down to this. After a long arduous season, the moment fans and players alike has been waiting for has arrived. The NBA’s finest have put in the work: carrying extra weights, channelling Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon energy, experimenting with technology heretofore only available to Marty McFly, and even partnering with apps to take their game to the next level. Of course: we’re talking about how all roads lead to GQ’s second annual NBA Style Showdown.

Recent developments have only made what was already the most stylish sports league in the world that much fashionable. Hot Topic loyalist Kelly Oubre Jr. grabbed a deal with Converse as the brand re-entered the basketball market, Clippers rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander came into the league and proved he could dress with the vets, and PJ Tucker stretched the limits of the NBA’s new liberating sneaker policy.

We are matching up 16 of the NBA’s most unstoppable fit artists for a week-long competition that will crown the NBA’s best-dressed player by the end of it. Vote for your selections on our Instagram—Round One starts right now, 12:00 P.M. EST, and runs for 24 hours—and continue to follow along until the final buzzer.