The NBA's Nerd Swag Reigns

Dwayne Wade sporting the 'Geek Chic' look

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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.