Another sports fashion craze: Denim jackets

June, 7, 2012
Amare StoudemireMike Ehrmann/Getty Images
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 JamesAndrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty ImagesA denim jacket and nerd glasses? Good job, LeBron. And good effort.

Dwyane Wade
Dwyane WadeJohnny Nunez/WireImageWade 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 HarringtonDavid Becker/WireImage/Getty ImagesAnthony, with former teammate Al Harrington, at a Las Vegas nightclub in June 2011.

Nick Young
Nick YoungJoe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe breakout fashion star of the 2012 NBA playoffs, the Clippers' Young just had to go denim.

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

Jay-ZMarc Piasecki/Getty ImagesAll 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.
Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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