Obviously because I pay attention to all of this stuff really closely I know that you’re not even just for an athlete, just as a public person, you’re kind of at the forefront of fashion. I would imagine you get approached about a lot of things and you haven’t attached your name to much things. And so I’m very curious as to why you chose to attach yourself to this Temples and Bridges Sunglasses project? PJ Tucker: It’s funny, out of all the stuff I’ve done and all the talking about this situation you’re the first person to say that. As true as it is, it’s just as real I’ve never wanted to really, really put myself out there with one brand, or one situation because I’ve never been one to want to do my own thing, right? I’ve always been like a, I’m such a consumer, right? I love shopping, I love going to stores and being there for two hours and just going through racks, going through, you know what I mean? The way we hit it off, it just made sense. That’s the only way I can make it make sense. We hit it off.
So what it sounds like to me is that when it comes to a brand partnership you were searching for a feeling rather than, let’s face it a lot of guys just want a check, right? PJ Tucker: I wasn’t pursuing it. t’s the same thing with sneakers. Kind of off subject, I don’t want a signature shoe because that mean I got to wear that f—— shoe every time I play and every time I go out I’ve got to promote this f—— shoe. I’m sick of this shoe, I wear it every day. I can’t wear that shoe every day. I don’t give a f— what shoe it is, I can’t wear it every day and that’s, like I never wanted my own shoe.
With that it’s no surprise that just like with clothes the sneaker itch started very early for Tucker, where you could now say it’s basically in the guy’s DNA. “I never made a conscious effort to try to do anything in the sneaker space,” he explains. “That’s always been my most natural space. Basically since I was born. Jordan 1’s came out in ’85, that’s the year I was born and so of course my mom had me in a pair. My mom being a huge Jordan fan and us being from North Carolina.”
Tomer Azarly: “I don’t dress, sir. I do art. So yeah, I just love doing art. I like to create. I got my hat, I got my scarf, but it turns into a mask at the same time… That’s the mindset of art. Art is about creativity.” Serge Ibaka when asked about how he dresses and his style. #Clippers
In December 2017, the Washington Wizards were eating breakfast in a hotel ballroom before a road game. John Wall, then the team’s star point guard, entered the room with 15 green boxes in hand, each containing a Rolex Day-Date. He proceeded to give one to every member of the team as a holiday present – the ultimate leadership flex for a franchise player.