February 6, 2023

The NBA season is in full swing, which means standout outfits have returned to the pre-game red tunnel.

November saw stars in all styles, from business professional looks to pattern-heavy ensembles.

Here’s a look at some of November’s best fits all around the bandage:


On Nov. 6, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James honored Kirshnik Khari “Takeoff” Ball, a member of the rap group Migos who died Nov. 1 after being shot at a Houston bowling alley. James recreated the outfit Takeoff wore to Quality Control Music CEO Pierre Thomas’ birthday party in June.

“If you know me you know how much I love @yrntakeoff!! Still doesn’t feel real to me! Rest in paradise Rocket Man,” James wrote in an Instagram post on Nov. 6.

At No. 29, New York Knicks forward Julius Randle wore a sweatshirt with a graphic of the late rapper Tupac Shakur on it.

On November 25, Indiana Pacers guard TJ McConnell wore the jersey of United States Soccer Team forward Jesús Ferreira. The USMNT reached the knockout stages of the World Cup after beating Iran 1-0 in their final group match. The USA meets the Netherlands on Saturday.

On November 23, Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum rocked a luminous jacket with images of Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan on it.

Detroit Pistons forward Marvin Bagley Jr. donned the jersey of two-time WNBA MVP and Las Vegas Aces star A’ja Wilson for the Pistons’ Nov. 12 game against the Celtics.

On November 10, Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris featured a graphic of heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali on his jersey.

On November 4, New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram rocked a jersey with Bob Marley’s picture on it.

Notable Brands

On November 13, Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant wore Louis Vuitton’s white mixed leather multi-patches leather blouson.

The play was popular in the NBA that season. Brooklyn Nets forward Ben Simmons wore the purple color of the jacket on November 12, and Knicks guard Evan Fournier rocked the white blouson on November 9.

Knicks guard Derrick Rose wore the KITH suede track jacket to the team’s Nov. 11 game against the Pistons.

Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma has made headlines in the past for his pre-game seizures. On November 10, he wore a fluffy purple jacket and hat by Belgian stylist Raf Simons.

On November 2, Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. wore the Ayrton crew-neck knit sweater by Los Angeles-based design firm Rhude.

autumn mood

Nets star Kevin Durant, Sixers forward Montrezl Harrell and other players got into the fall spirit in November, rocking stunning (and cozy) jackets, flannels and more.

Creative collaborations

On Nov. 7, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry wore his Curry 10 sneakers in a “Sour Patch Kids” colorway, teasing a collaboration with the candy brand. He also arrived with a tote bag that looked like a Sour Patch Kids bag.

According to Curry Brand’s Instagram post, the kicks went on sale on November 11.

Morant is known for its Nike sweatsuits. On November 2, he arrived in a tie-dye sweatsuit with his jersey number printed on the hoodie and pants. According to Morantthe fit is a one-of-one look.

Nike Basketball’s Twitter saw the ensemble and gave props to Morant.

Eye-Catching Patterns

Charlotte Hornets forward Kelly Oubre Jr., Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland, New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum, and more players showed noticeable patterns in November.

Honorable Mention: Drake’s Bear Coat

He’s no NBA superstar, but Grammy-winning artist and Toronto Raptors team ambassador Drake deserves credit for the bear-themed jacket he wore to the team’s Nov. 23 game against the Nets.

The coat was designed by French-Moroccan designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. Drake also rocked a black colorway of the bear coat in 2014. Castelbajac showed his appreciation for the Canadian rapper wearing his product in an Instagram post.

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