NBA players such as Amar'e Stoudemire, Dwyane Wade and Russell Westbrook are well-known off the court for their flashy fashion. And thanks to Wall Street Journal style reporter Elizabeth Holmes, we now know which beauty products keep some of the league's most stylish athletes looking good while going hard in the paint.
Holmes went deep into locker rooms, peeked inside backpacks and discovered some pretty surprising NBA baller beauty secrets.
Los Angeles Clippers center Deandre Jordan is "always powder-fresh during the games" because he spritzes his armpits with the aerosol form of Secret deodorant. And he keeps his mane clean with "mainly pink" Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner. Meanwhile, curly-haired Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao maintains his locks with a curl amplifier by Catwalk. We're impressed!
Knicks' Stoudemire has a pre-game grooming routine that includes slathering on Bath and Body Works Stress Relief. eucalyptus-and-spearmint-scented body lotion (That description alone makes us calm.) But Indiana Pacers' player Roy Hibbert prefers Carol's Daughter Shea Soufflé almond cookie-scented moisturizer. He told WSJ, "I put it on after the games whenever I'm ashy. It just smells really good." You gotta love a man that takes care of his skin and hair.
Head over to the Wall Street Journal for more NBA grooming secrets.
See who's slam-dunking into the fashion world:
Salmons & Brown was formed in 2010 by John Salmons, shooting guard for the Sacramento Kings and Sherman Brown, a young and talented student from the International Academy of Art and Technology in Chicago
Hakeem Olajuwon, former center for the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors, started DR34M in 2010. The clothing collection is not expanding into handbags and accessories. "I don't like to wear things that everyone else wears. I've always wanted to be different," Olajuwon told Thetruthsports.com. DR34M
Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knick power forward, teamed up with designer Rachel Roy to create a limited edition collection of "courtside must-haves" for b-ball loving ladies. The line is sold exclusively at Macy's and on RachelRoy.com.
Canadian-based company Indochino and Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash teamed up to create a Steve Nash collection of custom suits and a line of fashion forward ties and pocket squares.
Willis & Walker line of custom suits to denim 24 years ago when Willis was playing forward for the Atlanta Hawks.
Le Jaunty's dynamic casual sportswear launched in 2011 by Boston Celtics power forward Jermaine O'Neal. "I've always been into fashion. I'm from Columbia, S.C., and my family is very religious. We'd go to church and Sunday school and we always had to dress up. I enjoyed that," O'Neal told WWD.
Charlotte Bobcats baller Boris Diaw, is the owner of the clothing line UKIND. The collection of eco-friendly t-shirts for both men and women is designed to raise funds for youth in Africa.
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