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The 26 most outrageous outfits NBA players wore in 2012

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NBA FASHION BECAME a big, big deal in 2012.

It started as a minor trend, with players sporadically wearing eye-searing pink pants or lens-less glasses. But in the playoffs it erupted into a full-fledged fashion war, with players trying to one-up each other at press conferences night after night.

Given the cyclical nature of trends, we probably won’t see the same level of fashion daringness in 2013. But for one year some of the best athletes to ever walk the Earth tried to dress as outrageously as possible, and it was glorious.

Here are the craziest looks.

The 26 most outrageous outfits NBA players wore in 2012
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  • Kobe wore a jacket with fur lapels to the Lakers-Knicks game on Christmas night

  • Nick Young whipped out his craziest look in the first round of the playoffs

  • Steve Nash earned his nickname Gatsby

  • Carmelo Anthony went with a military-inspired outfit

  • Andrew bynum could wear anything and his hair would still be the star

  • Amare Stoudemire showed up in a cutoff jean jacket

  • Chris Paul wore an ugly Christmas sweater

  • So did Blake Griffin and he did not look too happy about it

  • Rajon Rondo won jacket-of-the-year

  • But Russell Westbrook was the king of outrageous NBA fashion in 2012

  • He went to fashion week

  • He wore paint-splattered button-ups

  • He wore spikey shoes with yellow pants and a leopard-print shirt

  • He wore a plaid jacket

  • He wore a tiny baseball hat with huge glasses

  • LeBron wore a t-shirt with a picture of himself with vampire fangs

  • James Harden dressed in a 1970s salmon suit

  • Tyson Chandler wore wild boots to fashion week

  • Dwyane Wade wore pink pants

  • And skinny jeans

  • And a yellow blazers

  • And ridiculous glasses without lenses in them

  • And ridiculous glasses

  • Iman Shumpert wore an American flag jacket with a belt around his neck and two watches

  • Over in London the US Olympic team looked classy in their official garb

  • Very classy

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