Courtside Chic: Lala’s Sleek 5th and Mercer Style, Andre Iguodala’s Pre-game Suit, Nike Debuts New Xmas Kicks

Lala’s Sleek 5th and Mercer Style 

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Lala Anthony is one baller’s wife that understands the essence of ‘chic.’ The wife of New York Knicks star, hospital Carmelo Anthony rarely ever dresses without impressing. I have been obsessed with her recently launched clothing line, 5th and Mercer.

Lala and her partner/long time stylist Jason Bolden joined forces and created a chic–yet practical– collection. Celebs like Gabrielle Union have been seen in 5th and Mercer fabulousness. These figure-hugging pieces can be purchased on Shop Bop. 5th and Mercer pieces are great for a night on the town, or a day at the office. Long story short, Lala is consistently winning in the style department. ‘Winning’ is something that her husband is just not doing enough of.

On Monday, Carmelo and the Knicks suffered a devastating one-point loss to

the Washington Wizards.  From the aimless dribbling to the dysfunctional defense, the team’s rhythm is just off. I wouldn’t blame Knicks fans for keeping their eyes closed during games. Fortunately, they were able to beat the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday (107-101). It would have been a complete and utter shame if they lost to the NBA’s worst team . The Knickerbockers are going to need to get things together if they want to stand a chance against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.

Andre Iguodala’s Pre-game Suit

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Guess who’s back (back, back)? Andre Iguodala, who missed 12 games days due to a pulled hamstring, has returned, and he is slaying! He was seen sporting a perfectly tailored pre-game suit. On Tuesday night’s game, he did not disappoint–on or off the court. The Warriors’ defense struggled without him, but the team was able to snag a win on Tuesday Night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. They were unable to defeat the short-handed San Antonio Spurs (104-102), but Golden State’s on-court dynamic has improved significantly.

Iggy’s look is a slum dunk…even though he might have missed a potentially epic one on Tuesday night (Watch Here)! Nonetheless, Warriors coach Mark Jackson was happy that Iguodala was back in the starting lineup. “He’s a guy that makes life so much easier for everybody on the floor. His ability to make plays, his ability to read and react, we missed him. Glad to have him back. And then there was a carryover effect.” Jackson says (USA Today).

D. Rose in Adidas Sweatshirt

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I am patiently awaiting the day when Derrick Rose will grace the United Center floor again. Considering that I’m a Chicagoan ‘til Chicago ends…I am taking his injury kind of personally. For now, I can only wait…and investigate his attire.

Here, he is rocking a hoodie from the adidas Derrick Rose Collection with the absolutely adorable Pooh Jr. (a.k.a future ladies man).

‘Struggling’ is an understatement when it comes to the Bulls’ condition. Since D.Rose has been out, the Bulls have won only three games. Overall, the Bulls have racked up less than 80 points per game and they are shooting a pitiful 42% from the floor (which, might I add, is the third worst in the league.)  They are dysfunctional, and they are in desperate need for shot creators and shot makers. D.Rose is under a lot of pressure (and ridicule). Recently, he was even been slammed by Chicago columnist, Dan Bernstein. Overall, there is sheer frustration and disappointment among Chicago fans.

Holiday Shopping with Harrison Barnes

Everyone (in their right mind) loves a good shopping spree. Who knew that a little retail therapy can also have a positive impact in someone’s life? Warriors forward, Harrison Barnes partnered with Adidas and took ten remarkable Bay Area youths for a well-deserved shopping spree. The kids won an essay/video contest in which they explained why they would like to spend an afternoon with the NBA player.

Barnes made sure that he had one-on-one time with each child giving them advice and helping them to pick out shoes and apparel in a San Francisco adidas store. The former Tar Heel  enjoyed seeing the joy and excitement on the children’s faces.

Nike’s Colorful Christmas Day Shoes

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Even athletes need a holiday pop of color! On Christmas day, star players will wear special editions of their signature sneakers. Lebron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant will ‘deck the halls’ in these vibrant sneakers on Christmas. These sneakers will also be available for purchase in limited quantities starting December 26th.

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That’s all for now…but you already know that we have got so much ground to cover with Christmas around the corner. As always, Courtside Chic will keep you fabulously posted. Until next week, Divas!

About the author: Alexis Caxton-Idowu is a senior at the University of Illinois at Chicago studying Political Science. This Chicago-area native loves all things hoops and heels. As an avid basketball fan, Alexis enjoys keeping up with NBA news without neglecting her ‘girly-girl’ tendencies. When she is not attending class or meeting deadlines, Alexis enjoys writing, watching games, shopping, fashion, reality television and managing her entertainment and style blog, Didara. Follow Alexis on Twitter @alexiscax.

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