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“Wants to Be the Greatest”: 28YO Star’s Peculiar Ambition in NBA Might Raise Some Skeptical Eyebrows

Published 09/02/2023, 10:56 AM EDT

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28-year-old NBA star Kyle Kuzma has made a name for himself both on the court and off it. He is an NBA champion, and a leading scorer against the Raptors to lead the Wizards in the playoffs. Off the court, he has made some bold fashion statements, often earning him comparisons with the biggest fashion icons in the NBA. 

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Recently, his stylist revealed his lofty ambition of becoming the greatest fashion icon. This might seem like a peculiar ambition to some because the NBA is full of some of the greatest players and fashion icons in the world. But Kuzma is confident that he can achieve his goal.

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Kuzma made his fashion statement with his bold choices, like cotton candy blue blazers and cargo pants with pockets that extend down to his ankles. His most memorable moment was probably when he showed up before a November game with his 6-foot-9 frame draped in a massive bubble-gum pink sweater. While some mocked Kuzma’s fashion statement, others lauded his style, recognizing him as one of the NBA’s flashiest dressers.

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His stylist Toreno Winn Jr. reveals that, “He wants to be the greatest in this arena. He’s going to make his mark in the fashion space.” However, Kuzma’s ambition to be the greatest fashion icon in the NBA might raise some skepticism. The NBA is full of players who are not only great at basketball but also famous fashion icons.

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The NBA has always been a hotbed for fashion. Players like Serge Ibaka, PJ Tucker, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden are just a few names on a long list. Ibaka blended classic European style with his African heritage. Tucker is known for his love of sneakers and chic fashion sense. Bron can balance athleisure with formal with ease. Harden can be seen wearing an elegant Tom Ford suit one day and showing up in a raincoat the next day. Westbrook is iconic for his shiny outfits and fancy apparel. 

But many believe that Rodman is the real OG NBA fashion icon. His wild and outlandish outfits often made headlines.

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In this league of fashion icons, his stylist’s remarks might seem overstated. But as we have seen from Kuzma’s bold fashion choices and partnerships with luxury fashion labels such as Dior and Louis Vuitton, he is not afraid to make his mark. If his past fashion choices are any indication, he is only getting started. In 2020, he was named one of GQ’s best-dressed men and also featured in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
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Chetan Kumar

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Chetan is an NBA content writer at Essentially Sports. Being an active basketball player since his school days, he has always been a dedicated follower of the NBA. His passion for the game has drove him to pursue a career in sports journalism.
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Saumya Khanduja

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