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Playoffs are here…bring on the fashion.

Hello Divas! I missed all of you oh so dearly. I know it’s been a while, mind but I am back…just in time for the NBA Playoffs!

It is a wonderful time in the NBA where the game–and the fashion–is intensified.

During the Playoffs, health wood can become headgear and lint rollers can act as accessories. There are hits. There are misses. There are downright shames. I’m here for all three. Let’s get into it, cheap shall we?

NBA on TNT Honor Craig Sager with Sartorial Fashion 

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If you are an avid basketball watcher, you have definitely seen one of Craig Sager’s bold suits on the sidelines of major games. The TNT reporter is currently being treated for acute leukemia in Atlanta.

In honor of Sager, The NBA on TNT crew channeled their inner Sager and dressed up like him.  Charles Barkley, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, and Shaquille O’Neal sported eye-popping ensembles while wishing him a speedy recovery.

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Deron Williams go Business Casual 

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Brooklyn Nets star players Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Deron Williams were recently seen rocking pre-game business casual ensembles. They looked dapper as they made their pregame strut into the locker rooms.

Although the series against the Raptors is tied 2-2, Kevin Garnett tells reporters that he is not impressed with the Barclays Center crowd.

“They could do better,” Garnett said, as reported by ESPN. “I was expecting Brooklyn to be real hostile, New York-style. I know what it’s like to come here as the opposition, so our crowd could do better, but they were there when we needed them, and we fed off of them.” (Fox Sports)

Mike Conley’s Wooden Fedora 

mikeconleyhatQuestion. When did wood become a fashion statement? I am going to go out on a limb and say that Mike Conley would know. The Memphis point guard got everyone’s attention with his wooden head gear. The carpenter’s dream of a hat was an epic collaboration between Conley’s stylist Brandon Williams and Two Guys Bow Ties.

Mike Conley is one of the few people on this earth that can pull this look off. He manages to look swag-ulous even while rocking a hard-wood flooring on his head. That takes talent. Okay. I have another serious question. Does a wooden hat require an occasional pine-sol cleaning? I need to know these things.

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Mike Conley’s wooden fedora

One thing that I do know is that Mike and Grizzlies are putting up a fight! Memphis is currently tied 2-2 with Oklahoma City.

Andre Iguodala in Animal Print 

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Lions and tigers and blue leopard print–oh my. Andre Iguodala was seen sporting a powder- blue leopard print sweater. The Golden State small forward/shooting guard’s style is always on point. I’m glad that his on-court style is finally catching up. On Sunday’s Game 4 against the Clippers, he scored 11 points, nine rebounds and three assists–an improvement on his average 9.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists.

“I found some things they were trying to take away from Steph and Klay (Thompson) and was putting myself in position to be a threat” Iguodala said. “We’re going to continue to look forward and try to make things happen.” (SF Gate) The Warriors are currently tied with the Clippers 2-2.

Drake attends Raptors Game 

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Drake is certainly putting Toronto on the map! Ever since the Canadian recording artist (and 2014 ESPYS host) became the Raptors’ global ambassador, everything’s been coming up ‘Canada.’ This is the first time that the Toronto Raptors have made the playoffs in six years. Toronto will also be hosting the 2015 All-Star game.  Big deal, much? Drake is very vocal (and visual) about his love for the Raptors. He has made himself comfortable at the games . Comfortable enough to roll lint. No, that statement is not a euphemism. He was literally using a lint roller on his pants during a game. When he’s not making his clothing lint-free, he is busy yelling at referees.

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Oh, Drake. You never cease to slay me.

Well, that’s it for now, Divas! I will be back next week to talk about more Playoffs Fashion and Gossip. As usual, I will keep you fabulously posted!

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Back-to-back games this weekend for the Bulls as they take on the aging Boston Celtics tonight in Boston followed by the young and explosive Grizzlies back home on Saturday night. Our Chicago Bulls continue to prove their doubters wrong this season and they’ll need to keep it going this weekend with two tough back-to-back games. Check out the ins-and-outs of both match-ups and get your baller-babe on this weekend!

What You Need to Know Bulls vs. Celtics: 

  • It’s definitely a battle between “old school” and “new school” but which will prove to be more victorious? The notoriously talented trio of Rajon Rondo, pilule Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett may be old, search but will Carlos Boozer, click Luol Deng and Joakim Noah contain these wise guys on their home court. Both teams have been hot in January, however Boston is coming off a heartbreaking loss to the New Orleans Hornets this week. Hopefully the Bulls can add another dent in the green machines egos.
  • Speaking of confidence boosters, Kevin Garnett was chosen as an All-Star starter for the Eastern Conference. This guy may be 36, but he’s still got some serious game and is one of the best defensive centers in the league. Rajon Rondo also made the backcourt for the East’s All-Stars for his passing and playmaking skills at point guard.
  • Carlos Boozer has been an absolute monster in 2013 – he’s really taken the saying “New Year, New You” to heart. He racked up 36 points and 12 rebounds in the Bulls OT win against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. The Bulls will need the Booze Cruise to be the X Factor in this showdown since their other hot-shot Luol Deng has a minor ankle injury and may not be 100%.
  • A Doc Rivers and Tom Thibodeau showdown is always something worth tuning into. Coach Thibs worked under Rivers in Boston before taking on his head coaching role with the Bulls.

What You Need to Know Bulls vs. Grizzlies

  • The Grizzlies are fourth in the Western Conference and still fighting hard to keep up with the OKC Thunder, L.A. Clippers and San Antonio Spurs. Despite their young front court, these guys are absolutely an elite team in the West.
  • It’s going to be a defensive showdown between the Grizz and Bulls at the UC. The Grizzlies are one of the Western Conference’s toughest teams on defense, known as the “grit and grind”.
  • Whichever team is more prominent on offense will take the cake in this game. Neither team has the highest scoring averages in the league – the Grizzlies especially struggling on offense as of late. If Carlos Boozer can stay hot against this Memphis team the Bulls can definitely gain the upper hand.
  • We’ve got some key match ups for Saturday’s throwdown. If Kirk Hinrich can force turnovers against Memphis point guard Mike Conley, the Bulls can steal the momentum. Joakim Noah will have to contain big man Marc Gasol (brother to Paul Gasol – yes they’re both just huge men). It’ll be a battle of the forwards as well with Boozer and Luol Deng shutting out big men Rudy Gay and Zach Randolph. Trade rumors have surfaced for both Gay and Randolph so hopefully they’ll be a little distracted and possibly a bit off their A-Game.

What’s Next: 

Chicago is fighting hard to stay in the race while they wait for their superstar Derrick Rose to rejoin the lineup. The Bulls and Celtics tip off for the third time this season at 6PM Friday night on ESPN and the Bulls and Grizzlies meet at the UC at 7 PM on Saturday. You can tune in on WGN to catch the game. It’s back-to-back Bulls this weekend, let’s go!

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