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Russell Westbrook released a clothing line with Barneys and it is just as garish as you’d imagine

Russell Westbrook and actress Megan Fox at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)

Need a $215 pair of multicolor, elephant-print, knee-length basketball shorts? Or maybe a $165 pair of skin-tight, animal-print, sporty leggings is more up your alley? Heck, why not just wear them all at once?

Now, thanks to Oklahoma City Thunder fashion plate Russell Westbrook, you can. The 25-year-old has teamed with Barney’s department store to release a new men’s clothing line this week that is equal parts garish fashion-forward and expensive.

Besides sport-inspired clothing, Westbrook’s line also includes a number of accessories, such as: a $1,125 canvas and leather backpack; a $400 pair of Italian-made fabric slippers; and an array of different shades made quite possibly just for those who prefer to wear their sunglasses at night.

“I just feel like I have my own style,” Westbrook told the Associated Press. And now it’s every man’s. 

But here’s what I want to know: How about a Westbrook-designed line for women? We need fancy, patterned tights, too.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.



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