Now, it may be appropriate for the fashion-forward Washington Wizards standout to formally add sports-couture trendsetter to that list because his pregame outfits keep turning heads.
In October, Kuzma expressed the large role that fashion plays in his life.
“Life is all about art, and I think the first impression in life is always what you wear,” he told the Boardroom. “And I always look at fashion not as I’m just putting on clothes, but I’m putting together a story and putting together a look that when you see me, it’s a conversation piece.”
Ahead of his squad’s Jan. 11 home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, he sported a leather ensemble that caught the eye of many, including former teammate Jared Dudley who commented “#LeatherMan.”
Kuz has a history of wearing memorable fits against Oklahoma City. His stylish escapades were also present in the two teams’ Nov. 26 meeting when he donned another conversation piece upon arriving at the Thunder’s Paycom Center.
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) November 26, 2021
But the puffy coat wasn’t even his most eye-catching fit of the week. On Nov. 22 he wore an oversized pink sweater that had the NBA world talking. In fact, two of his former teammates were among those that weighed in on social media.
“Ain’t no f—ing way you wore that!!!” commented Lakers star LeBron James on Instagram. “I’m not pressing the like button cause this is outrageous Kuz!”
Anthony Davis shared James’ sentiment under the post, saying “You’re outta line sir!!!!”
Kuzma is in a relationship with supermodel Winnie Harlow, who has some influence on his stylish decisions.
“Who bought this fit [fire] head to toe” commented former America’s Next Top Model contestant, Harlow.
Last season, Kuzma posted a picture in another memorable pregame fit and tagged well-known Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck.
These fits weren’t the first and definitely won’t be the last of Kuzma’s bold style statements as the NBA and fashion worlds alike are on notice for the next talking piece his clothing provides.