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Will these young men ever see playing time?

The 2011 NBA draft did not give the opportunity is enormous. Madison square garden, usually host is under renovation celebration, so full of hope rookie have to travel to Newark Hudson River, walk in will prudential center stage. Bloggers and basketball experts refuted the next class NBA talent bottom. At the same time, with a lock imminent - these young people seen playing time?

 In 2003, LeBron James’ oversized white ensemble was better suited for a pimp and not the first overall draft pick. His personal style has evolved thanks in part to the dress code, maturity and careful image management. The NBA instituted the dress code in 2005 and it came at the perfect time as menswear was moving towards to the skinny suit and tailored styles thanks to Hedi Slimane at Dior Homme. Fitted or “European” styles began dominating locker rooms along with luxury sneakers and Louis Vuitton everything. Braids began disappearing as Carmelo Anthony shaved his off and Kobe Bryant switched from jerseys pre-game to suits. Players no longer wanted to look like Allen Iverson but now Kanye West’s fashion forward style evolution was to be mimicked.