NBA Star Russell Westbrook Shows Up In A SLAYER Shirt To Oklahoma City Thunder Game
The NBA hasn't traditionally been associated with heavy metal, but leave it to Oklahoma City Thunder point guard and noted NBA fashionista to break barriers.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are in Los Angeles playing the Lakers tonight and perhaps Westbrook decided to rep some hometown boys by rocking what looks like a "distressed" "vintage" Slayer t-shirt. Oddly, it does not look like the version that H&M sells, or even the overpriced Urban Outfitters version but even NBA reporters question if Westbrook even heard of the band, or is just doing it for fashion…
I love this outfit. I would like it more if Russell Westbrook has a favorite Slayer song. pic.twitter.com/yeB6Nv9GPm
— Maximiliano Bretos (@mbretosESPN) January 9, 2016
ESPN SportsCenter joked he is challenging reporter John Clayton, who famously appeared in a commercial for the news show as a Slayer fan.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 9, 2016
At the time of this post, Slayer is currently trending on Twitter because of Westbrook. Some fans are taking it better than others:
Retweet if you think Russ is listening to Future Fave if you think Russ is listening to Slayer pic.twitter.com/muDl4CayHi
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) January 9, 2016
when the urban outfitters fitting room girl keeps bringing you stuff to try on pic.twitter.com/HewANqXVE3
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) January 9, 2016
$20 says he has no idea that Slayer is even a band. https://t.co/xDaQGEyQnz
— Sean Thurmond (@seanthurmond) January 9, 2016
Is Russel Westbrook wearing a "Slayer" shirt? If so he's probably the greatest human ever
— Justin Pinotti (@JustinPinotti) January 9, 2016
Odds that RW even knows Slayer is a band? https://t.co/F7jWCRFJzl
— Chais Griffith (@chais_griffith) January 9, 2016
Westbrook is following what seems like the latest trend in Hollywood, which is wearing vintage metal t-shirts. We've seen Kim Kardashian wear a very rare Metallica t-shirt, Kanye West proudly rocking a Megadeth t-shirt, as well as Kendall Jenner photographed wearing not just a Megadeth shirt but a Slayer t-shirt as well. Justin Bieber has been wearing Metallica and Iron Maiden shirts proving a stressed metal t-shirt (and in this particular instance plum colored tights and an oversized striped t-shirt) are very fashionable nowadays.