Another NBA player tries 2 be alt, wears blipster-wave glasses to press conference
From what I understand, 'being a blipster' is 'in' right now in the NBA. I don't really have my finger on the pulse of African American culture, so I don't know if they are 'authentically alt', or if they are just utilizing zany accessories to strengthen their personal brands. This bro is named "Russell Westbrook" and he seems kinda alt. Like he could be a rapper who gets a lot of indie buzz, but he doesn't look 'hateful' enough to be an indie horrorcore rapper [via Tyler the Creator].
Russell Westbrook had, indeed, worn the glasses before. They weren't borrowed from Kevin Durant, thrown on in a celebratory fit after Westbrook reset the Thunder-as-contender template. There exists photographic evidence of Westbrook, and the kooky, face-swallowing blipster frames that evoke, in no particular order, a literal Urkel; Mars Blackmon; Preach from Cooley High (thanks, Alan Siegel); Harry Carey (h/t Royce Young); and if it's late enough, Clarence Thomas. Westbrook isn't the only NBA player to have been caught sporting faux frames. Besides Durant, Amar'e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, and Rajon Rondo have all been consumed by the trend. And that's just the tip of the ice-berg.
Here he is at a relevant press conference with one of his bros, Kevin Durant. I would assume that Kevin Durant is wearing a 'boombox backpack' that has sweet speakers, and is just making sure every one has some relevant buzz tunes to vibe out to.
Are zany blipster glasses 'hot' right now?
Did NBA players steal all 'fashion trends' from alt?
Do all global trends start in the NBA? [via Michael Jordan]
Would u rather be in the NBA or be in a relevant buzzband?
Is 'hiphop culture' more relevant than 'alt culture'?
Who is the alt-est player in the NBA?
Who will win the NBA championship?