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NBA Draft Suits: Jalen Rose, Samaki Walker Bring Bad Fashion To Draft Night (PHOTOS)

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Vlade Divac gives a thumbs up as the Los Angeles Lakers pick in the NBA Draft in New York, June 28, 1989.
Vlade Divac gives a thumbs up as the Los Angeles Lakers pick in the NBA Draft in New York, June 28, 1989.

More than a decade before NBA players favored chunky, black-framed glasses without lenses and shirts with nautical prints, there was a serious "Guys And Dolls" thing going on (see Jalen Rose). And long before the postgame press conference became the focal point of NBA fashion, the NBA Draft was the spot where players earned their sartorial stripes -- and/or showed off their pinstripes.

As ever, not every player's outfit was a success. Prominent among the NBA fashion fails from the NBA Draft are Erick Dampier with his big red blazer and that cream-colored ensemble complete with a matching bowler sported by Samaki Walker. The misses weren't only monochrome, however. Charles Barkley's skinny tie and double-breasted suit and Vlade Divac's disheveled Willy Loman look show that even players a bit further back in the past were not particularly fashion forward.

Here are several of the most unfortunate and unforgettable looks from the NBA Draft through the years. Which is the worst?

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