LeBron James in an ill-fitting baggy suit in 2003 (above, left) and in Thom Browne in 2018 as he arrives for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first game in the NBA Finals. Photos: Chris Polk/FilmMagic and Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images
LeBron James in an ill-fitting baggy suit in 2003 (above, left) and in Thom Browne in 2018 as he arrives for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first game in the NBA Finals. Photos: Chris Polk/FilmMagic and Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images
Fashion

From LeBron James on 2003 NBA draft night to David Beckham and Lewis Hamilton, how athletes’ fashion influence evolved with social media

  • We’re used to seeing athletes on social media dressed in high fashion or leisurewear, but it wasn’t always that way
  • The 2003 NBA draft was famous for terrible, ill-fitting suits but these days athletes are likely to be fronting luxury brands, if not collaborating with them

LeBron James in an ill-fitting baggy suit in 2003 (above, left) and in Thom Browne in 2018 as he arrives for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first game in the NBA Finals. Photos: Chris Polk/FilmMagic and Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images
LeBron James in an ill-fitting baggy suit in 2003 (above, left) and in Thom Browne in 2018 as he arrives for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first game in the NBA Finals. Photos: Chris Polk/FilmMagic and Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images
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