So last night after the Lakers defeated the Nuggets in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, I fell asleep for like 2 hours. When I woke up, contacts sticking to my eyes, this is the first thing I saw:
Clearly this was some sleep-induced hallucination. Surely no one would be wacky enough to show up at an NBA press conference dressed as the really tall other half of Starsky and Hutch.
And yet Lamar Odom did. We shouldn’t be surprised. After all, we’re talking about a guy who showed up at a game last year wearing this:
Like, wait, hold up. Is that…. a Laker colored suit? A Lakesuit? Or is it a hoodie? Or is it… a suit and a hoodie?
Lamar Odom strolled into the Lakers’ locker room some 25 minutes late. Lakers coach Phil Jackson had just finishing addressing the media during his pregame press session when he saw Odom and blurted out:
“Oh, my God,” Jackson said, laughing. “No wonder it took you a long time to get here.”
Jackson laughed at Odom’s outfit he was wearing. It was an all white suit. The sleeves on the coat were purple. The lapels were gold. “Are you in a marching band?” Jackson joked.
It was hard to describe what Odom was wearing. “This is indescribable,” Odom correctly said. “You can’t describe this.”
Pull up a seat, as we take a spin through the fashion world of one Lamar Odom…
URGENT AND FASCINATING UPDATE: It has come to my attention via @RealLamarOdom‘s own Twitter feed that this is also a suit/hoodie. See below!
Let’s move on…
I don’t know about you, but I love it when the sleeves of my formalwear say stuff…
No way… it can’t be…
OMG, if you scroll down to the very last pic in this post, it appears I have caught Lamar Odom in…. duplicate kicks! Aw. Minus ten points. I expect better!
But then you take a look at some of the other stuff he wears, and damn, it looks great. See?
I dunno. I give up. I meant to make fun of Lamar Odom. But now I’m thinking he’s kind of my hero… You rock on, LO. Who am I to stop you?