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Hours After Receiving “Hottest Guy” Title From Lil Dicky, Kelly Oubre Jr. Shares His Excitement to Exchange Fashion Ideas With 38YO Teammate

Published 10/02/2023, 12:12 AM EDT

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The Philadelphia 76ers improved their roster by signing 6’7” Forward Kelly Oubre Jr. on a 1-year deal. Joel Embiid’s newest teammate turned a lot of heads as soon as he stepped foot in Philadelphia. Apart from his basketball skills, Kelly Oubre Jr. is popular for his attractive looks and fashion sense. Famous rapper Lil Dicky even deemed Oubre the “Hottest Guy” in the NBA after the 76ers posted pictures of the 27-year-old working out in the 76ers gym. Kelly is extremely passionate about fashion and loves to express himself through his style.

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Now that Kelly Oubre Jr. is a part of the Philadelphia 76ers, he will be teammates with another NBA fashion icon. And Kelly is excited to exchange fashion ideas with his new 38-year-old 76ers teammate.

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Kelly Oubre Jr. signed with the Philadelphia 76ers last week on a 1-year $2,891,467 contract. Kelly was invited as a guest on the 76ers podcast network along with Philly’s new Center, Mo Bamba. The new recruits had a detailed conversation about fashion and individuality. Knowing about Kelly’s passion for fashion, the host asked him how excited he was to be teammates with 38-year-old PJ Tucker, who is famous for his incredible fashion sense. Kelly was excited about picking Tucker’s brain about fashion and learning from him, “Yeah man, it’s gonna be fun.”

PJ Tucker is famous for his interest in sneakers and fashion. The veteran Forward is a true sneakerhead and has over 5,000 pairs of sneakers in his closet. He has even admitted to switching as many as 6 sneakers during a single NBA game. He is infamous for wearing new shoes in each quarter of a game. Kelly revealed that he wanted to exchange fashion ideas with the NBA Champion because their styles are very different. Kelly claimed that PJ’s style was more about rare items, and Kelly focused more on creating, thrifting, and putting things together. “Best of Both Worlds.” The 27-year-old said.


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PJ Tucker can guide Kelly Oubre Jr. on and off the court

Apart from exchanging fashion ideas, Kelly can learn a lot about basketball from PJ Tucker. The 38-year-old is a veteran in the league. He helped the Milwaukee Bucks win a championship in 2021. Before signing with Philly, Kelly played 2 seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. Even though he was a solid 20-point scorer in Charlotte, his performances hardly translated to wins.

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PJ Tucker can help Kelly learn how to maximize his potential and help a team win a championship. Joining a win-now team like the 76ers who have the reigning MVP Joel Embiid in the middle of his prime, Kelly Oubre Jr. will have to quickly solidify his place in the team by making an instant impact. Hopefully, Kelly’s fashion game and basketball game will both be elevated playing in Philadelphia.

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Rohan Bhaunt


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Rohan is an NBA Content Writer at EssentiallySports. He is a state-level basketball player and has been a fan of the NBA for over a decade. This allows him to deep dive into the sport and provide a fresh outlook.
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