While Russell Westbrook’s best known for his moves on the court, the NBA star’s also garnered loads of attention for his pre-game style.
Prior to his game Friday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder player stepped out in a wild look with a purpose, paying homage to the legendary broadcaster Craig Sager, who died of leukemia-related complications in 2016.
Sager inspired!! RIP to a Legend!! #whynot pic.twitter.com/fqsVz7Y8oG
— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) October 20, 2018
Sager was known for his wildly-patterned suits — which inspired the design of Westbrook’s Air Jordan sneakers.
The Jordans featured a mishmash of prints, including stripes, plaid and checks — with a blown-up, blue-on-blue houndstooth print adorning the Swoosh. The kicks followed the mismatched trend, with a mustard-colored sole on the left shoe and a bright blue sole on the right one.
Westbrook paired the sneakers with a dark pinstripe suit, going shirtless to show off his toned chest and some layered chains. The 29-year-old took to Twitter to share the look yesterday, writing, “Sager inspired!! RIP to a Legend!! #whynot.”
After undergoing knee surgery in September, the seven-time All-Star watched the Thunder take on the Los Angeles Clippers from the sidelines but expects to be back in business for the team’s Sunday game.
Following Sager’s death,