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NBA greats show their style game at Fashion Week show

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Models may be everywhere at New York Fashion Week, but it was a collection of haute hoops stars who were the real slam dunk.

The NBA’s most stylish turned out at the Hammerstein Theater Friday to film a TNT special competition, “NBA All-Star All-Style,” which airs Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

B-ball All-Stars traded the hardwood for a sprawling runway competition that included James Harden (Houston Rockets) Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors) and Chandler Parsons (Dallas Mavericks), among others.

For the contest, each athlete modeled three sexy looks: boardroom attire, a night out and game-day chic.

Their looks were judged by icons like NBA greats Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith, as well as designer John Elliott, WNBA star Elena Delle Donne and GQ style editor Will Welch.

Shaquille O’Neal served as emcee while fast-talking film star Kevin Hart offered commentary from backstage.

“I’m going to have to take a point or two off, because it’s not raining inside!” Hart quipped, poking fun at Parsons’ trench coat. “He tied the bow tie on the back all by himself,” roared the “Wedding Ringer” star, comparing the small forward to Justin Bieber.

Hart’s harsh glam gauntlet also zeroed in on Washington Wizards point guard John Wall. “Take your shiny shoes and tap on out of here,” he sneered at Wall, who rocked a fur shawl and Celine shades.

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins tried to keep it cozy in a camel-color turtleneck with skinny green cargo pants for his business-casual look. But Hart dubbed his comfort couture too comfortable.

“Those are cargo jeggins!” riffed Hart.

Meanwhile the “Top Five” star gave The News some style advice of his own: “I consider myself a snazzy dresser. I’m a freak for black jeans,” says Hart.

“Style is about confidence,” he said.

Lifestyle – NY Daily News


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