REBIRTH OF GEEK:<br />
The NBA's Nerd Swag Reigns

REBIRTH OF GEEK:
The NBA's Nerd Swag Reigns

Long gone are the days of hoop stars in tall tees and gold chains, but is the 'nerd chic' look a political statement or just a trend? David Leonard weighs in

David Leonard

by David Leonard, June 12, 2012

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REBIRTH OF GEEK:<br />
The NBA's Nerd Swag Reigns

Dwayne Wade sporting the 'Geek Chic' look

Durant’s backpack, Wade’s glasses or Amar'e Stoudemire’s tie/cardigan combination (interestingly many of the players at the forefront of “nerd chic” also participated in hoodie protests within the NBA), he would be alive today?  Beyond it simplicity and offensiveness, it highlights how no matter “nerdy” James or Durant dresses, their Blackness and its meaning in society will always matter.

 
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