Jeremy Lin’s Vivid Fashion Has Been Bright Spot of Brooklyn Nets’ Season

Jan 25, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin during second half down against the Miami Heat at Barclays Center. The Miami Heat defeated the Brooklyn Nets 109-106.Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 25, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin during second half down against the Miami Heat at Barclays Center. The Miami Heat defeated the Brooklyn Nets 109-106.Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports /

Despite missing a significant amount of time due to injury this season, Jeremy Lin has had his fashion sense on full display this year with the Brooklyn Nets.

The Brooklyn Nets finally broke their 16-game losing streak after their 109-100 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. In the win, Brook Lopez scored his 10,000th career career point and point guard Jeremy Lin scored 17 points and handed out five assists in the Nets’ win.

Lin is returning from a 60-day injury absence and is getting his mo-jo back.

“It’s nice having Jeremy out there,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said after the Nets win on Wednesday, as reported by Newsday. “Instead of the ball going around haphazardly, he really directs it. I give him a lot of credit.”

Lin’s return is a bright spot in the Nets’ topsy-turvy 10-50 season. Even while being sidelined with a nagging hamstring injury, he was still a fixture on the Nets’ bench: carrying a clipboard and helping coaches with assignments.

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While out, one couldn’t help but notice his fashion sense while sitting on the bench. It starts with his nerd glasses and his variation of hairstyles like cornrows and spiked hair. “I’m really feeling the cornrow braids,” said Gina Salvatore, CEO of Tightwipe’s Inc, a luxury shoe cleaner. “That’s Lin’s style!  Do your thing Jeremy.” 

Lin’s different hairstyles complement his array of form-fitting pants, blazers, whites, grays, brights, and other mix and matches that all seem to seamlessly compliment him with pizazz. His selections in garments of clothing really stand out, especially his blazers! They appear stenciled with zig-zags and a multitude of oblong and obtuse shapes and sizes.

They’re unique!

Lin appeared to look more like a television host than a guy on the injury report. “He’s an interesting guy,” said Eman Awuro, co-owner and creative director of Fourfront 1602 Clothing. “And with a unique sense of style and personality.”

Honestly, Lin could give NFL style king and Carolina Panthers quarterback, Cam Newton a run for his money. “I wear whatever I feel personally looks good,” Lin told Vogue in January. “I never want to look default, like a mannequin at a store like everyone else.” 

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And while LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Dwyane Wade are the NBA’s fashion cool kids, Lin’s up there too!

“I especially like the spread he did in GQ,” said Clarence Jones designer and sole proprietor of the Memphis-based, C.J. Custom Clothiers. Jones has outfitted everyone from Gary Payton, Buddy Hield, JaVale McGee, comedians Mike Epps and D.L. Hughley, and former Nets Joe Johnson and Mason Plumlee. “Lin is very nice, classy, tasteful and conservative,” he said.

“He’s well put together. I do like his suits. European fit. It fits him really well.”

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“Man he’s diverse,” said recording artist Barry Bondz. Bondz knows a thing or two about fashion. He appeared on the red carpet for the Volare France brand during New York Fashion Week.

“He’s current,” he said. “His fashion is up to date and he’s clean. Very clean! When he puts a suit on, he’s clean!”

Lin’s choice in footwear has been even more impressive. In December, Lin wore pink low-top sneakers that leukemia patient Ava Lee selected. He obliged and wore them on the bench.

Lin documented the moment on his Instagram page with the caption:

"“Just the thought of this young girl helped him get past his anger.Tonight people are asking about my hamstring, but please pray for my friend, Ava, who is fighting leukemia cutis instead! Tmrw is a big day for her and today was dedicated to her. She chose my pink shoes, my braid design and named my stuffed animal Sharky!! Sorry I couldn’t finish the game but we got the win. Ava gives me so much perspective and joy! Love you Ava!!! Praying for you!!”"

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On the court, Lin is living the customized life. The Adidas athlete has been rocking the adidas Crazylight Boost 2.5 player edition. The shoe has a customized ‘JL7’ logo that you spot on the tongue.

According to the Sole Collector, Lin began wearing player exclusive kicks by Adidas while he was a member of the Charlotte Hornets. He wore the team’s teal and purple colorways. Adidas also dropped a Lin Crazylight Boost sneaker in Los Angeles Lakers colors, a tribute to his time playing in purple and gold. 

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Lin is averaging 12.9 points and 5.3 assists in 16 games for Brooklyn. With a few games under his belt since the NBA All-Star Break, he and the Nets take on the Portland Trail Blazers on the road.