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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Another sports fashion craze: Denim jackets

By Patrick Dorsey

Amare Stoudemire
First we had "nerd glasses" -- and, apparently, we still do.

Now we've got denim jackets, which in recent days/months/in some cases years have been worn by NBA and other sports stars. Take Amare Stoudemire in the above photo; shortly after getting engaged, he celebrated by taking in the Boston Celtics-Miami Heat Game 5, wearing precisely that.

Because of this, we tracked down shots of several denim-donning big-name athletes -- some from the NBA postseason, some from earlier, but all of them stylish (in a jeans sort of way).

Enjoy ...

LeBron James
LeBron James
A denim jacket and nerd glasses? Good job, LeBron. And good effort.

Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade
Wade wasn't going to let LeBron outshine him, was he? Not at the Remy Martin V party in Feb.

Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony and Al Harrington
Anthony, with former teammate Al Harrington, at a Las Vegas nightclub in June 2011.

Nick Young
Nick Young
The breakout fashion star of the 2012 NBA playoffs, the Clippers' Young just had to go denim.

David Beckham
David Beckham
Beckham, seen with DJ Mbenga at a 2009 Lakers game, is one of the most frequent denim wearers.

Jay-Z
Jay-Z
All right, so Jay-Z -- seen here in May with Kanye West -- is no athlete. But as part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, this big-time denim fan deserves a spot on this list.

Brandon Jennings

From a 2011 Foot Locker appearance, courtesy of Kicks on Fire.


And finally ...

Chad Ochocinco

Via @ochocinco / Twitpic.