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Russell Westbrook dishes out fashion tips, names second best dresser in the NBA

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has taken pride on his sense of fashion and has even dubbed himself as the “fashion king” on social media. This offseason, the 27-year-old has spent a lot of time sitting front row at the New York Fashion Week and playing tennis with Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

Though this may not be the norm for NBA players on how they spend their summers, Westbrook discussed with Kristie Rieken of the AP how it has been a pleasure for him to learn from one of the fashion industry’s best.

”Sitting down and talking to Anna is very casual, I think it’s important … when you get an opportunity to learn something different about somebody. Like I’m sitting down talking to Anna, she loves tennis which is something I didn’t know about her. And to be able to sit down and talk to her about different things – she didn’t know much about me in the basketball space so she had an opportunity to be able to talk about that.

”And as for fashion, I may ask her questions and throw different things at her that she may know about the fashion space.”

The UCLA product is scheduled to release a 17-piece collection and app named True Religion X Russell Westbrook. The line will also feature the “Why Not?” motto printed on some of it, which has been very instrumental to the five-time all-star’s life.

”It’s what I believe in and what got me to this point, including fashion and everything else, and it’s a motto that I stand by.”

Westbrook has certainly made a name for himself with his fashion sense especially when he arrives at arenas before games. His eccentric style and choice of clothes has made him even more popular.

It may not be common for a lot of people to wear very skinny jeans and layers of shirts with random designs, but he shed light on his inspiration when deciding what to wear and gave a tip for others on using fashion as a medium of self-expression:

”Be themselves, I think that’s the most important thing about fashion is to be able to express yourself, but also be yourself and be confident in what you’re wearing.”

And when asked on who he thinks has a great sense of fashion among other NBA players, he gave the title of second most fashionable to an NBA veteran who has had a journeyman career bouncing from the NBA and playing overseas:

Dorell Wright, he’s a great dresser,”

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