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John Wall: Fashion Icon?



Yep, apparently. According to the fashion and lifestyle magazine Refinery29, your boy John Wall fancies himself somewhat of a fashionista. Appearing on the Washington, DC magazine’s ’30 Under 30′ list for 2013, Wall lists his career goals as: “win a championship, and be an NBA All-Star; work on movies; be an NBA fashion icon.” I’ve supplied the picture above as evidence that, yes, he did actually say that last part.


Now, under normal circumstances, I’d rip a player to shreds for saying something like that. It’s the sort of arrogant and lame statement that I love to hate on pro athletes for making. Here’s the thing though: 1) It’s John Wall. So, ya know– hypocrisy. And 2) the dude’s got style for days. Just look at the floral he’s rocking. That thing is fire.


So, John Wall as a fashion icon? Sure, whatever. Somebody just needs to break the news to Rondo that he’s not the trendiest former Cat anymore.


Here’s the full write-up from Wall’s 30 Under 30 entry:


John Wall

The Athlete

In 2010, at the ripe, old age of 19, John Wall’s lifelong dream came true: He was the number-one NBA draft pick for the Washington Wizards. After he was drafted, former mayor Adrian Fenty declared the day after the draft, June 25, to be “John Wall Day.” And while that may sound like a fantasy to some, to Wall, now 22, it’s the result of a lifetime of hard work.

Raised in North Carolina and surrounded by six – count ‘em, six – sisters, Wall spent his formative years working toward a singular goal: To be the best basketball player he could be. But along the way, he picked up an unexpected benefit – an awesome sense of style. Wall arrived at our shoot with a suitcase filled with some of the sickest sneakers we’ve ever seen, not to mention evidence of a healthy addiction to floral print. All we can say? He’s definitely got game.


Article written by Andrew McCarthy

8 Comments for John Wall: Fashion Icon?

  1. JRHop
    4:48 pm June 24, 2013 Permalink

    So weird to hear people say they want to “be an NBA fashion icon.” That’s essentially saying, “I want everyone to like what I wear so much that people attempt to emulate me”. Usually fashion icons are known for being different, not known for wanting to be what they are.

  2. realme
    5:08 pm June 24, 2013 Permalink

    Please tell me that shirt is photoshopped.

  3. tuxedo park
    5:16 pm June 24, 2013 Permalink

    So sick of all this “NBA fashion” talk. Find something worthwhile to do, rich, bored basketball players. Being fashionable I’m guessing is pretty damn easy if you have paychecks like they do.

  4. Tim
    5:16 pm June 24, 2013 Permalink

    Floral prints are terrible. On everything. Clothes, furniture, drapes whatever.

  5. JPhelps
    5:17 pm June 24, 2013 Permalink

    “…the dude’s got style for days. Just look at the floral he’s rocking. That thing is fire.”

    Yep, your mancard has been revoked sir… For one, guys don’t comment on other guy’s wardrobe choices, its against man code. You don’t care, thats women sh**! I hear Cosmo is taking applications, maybe you can write a fashion faux pas column for them!

  6. Duuuuuude
    5:32 pm June 24, 2013 Permalink


    I say be what you are and just go with that. Anything more is fake.

  7. FlowerChild
    5:51 pm June 24, 2013 Permalink

    Sooo.., is it OK with KSR for grown men to wear player jerseys in public as long as they’re floral patterned? Hey if JW can lead/push/pull the Wizards to a title I’m all in. Just kiddin’.

  8. gary
    6:05 pm June 24, 2013 Permalink

    good grief……maybe he can open his own line of sissy nightclubs next.