Russell Westbrook is having a moment.
The 28-year-old Thunder point guard has racked up awards this year, but none more impressive than his most recent.
Sure, he has won the NBAs Most Valuable Player award and was named Best Male Athlete at the ESPY Awards. Thats all well and good. But in a stroke of pure genius (or pure madness), Sports Illustrated gave Westbrook top billing on its July 24 Fashionable 50 issue.
Westbrook posts pictures of his sometimes outlandish, always cutting-edge outfits to his Instagram, often captioned with his trademark phrase, Why not?
Last years most fashionable athlete had nothing but praise for newly crowned Westbrook.
Hes just killing it, in his own way, Bears wide receiver Victor Cruz told Sports Illustrated. For him, its just, Why cant I wear that? Why should I be pigeonholed into one thing? Why cant I average a triple-double throughout the entire season? Theres nothing that he feels like he cant do, and that just embodies his entire persona. And it makes for great fashion.
Though he has said it about himself for months, now its official: Westbrook is the reigning Fashion King. Bow down before his tattered, acid-washed denim and floral blazers or he will surely triple-double your hiney.