This 12 months’s NBA playoffs have been outlined by how completely different all the things feels. LeBron did not make it out of the primary spherical. Chris Paul managed to recover from the second. Trae Younger – Trae Younger! – grew to become full star standing. This may not be your common finale. However even in an upside-down 12 months, one factor remained a cheerful fixed: the NBA remains to be essentially the most fashionable sports activities league on the planet, and its stars nonetheless spent the season strolling by enviornment tunnels as they alighted enormously suits. And that is the way it felt because the 2021-22 NBA season drew to an in depth, like the precise time to crown a champion – costume, you understand. Welcome to GQ’s annual Most Trendy NBA Participant Bracket.
The 16-player bracket is stacked and the matchups are breathtaking. Russell Westbrook might attempt to take the crown residence with out even masking his stomach button. P.J. Tucker actually needed to win by dropping Dolce & Gabbana a sneaker and speaking to us about it through the playoffs. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, contemporary out of a season as maybe essentially the most fashionable younger participant the league has seen in years, is a darkish candidate to beat the chip. Teammates Chris Paul and Devin Booker will battle it out for generational supremacy (and the Phoenix metropolitan space) within the first spherical. In contrast to the actual playoffs, LeBron James remains to be right here, wholesome and nonetheless very able to taking residence the title.
The 16 strongest connoisseurs of the league now compete in a 5-day, 5-round competitors to find out the best-dressed participant within the league. Every spherical lasts 24 hours. And all of this takes place on Instagram from GQ Sports activities. Forged your vote daily – and keep tuned to see who lifts the GQ Most Trendy NBA Participant Trophy final summer time.