This has caused a hot debate in the SB Nation newsroom this morning (because our water cooler talk centers around fashion, not sports): Who looks more ridiculous in their magazine photoshoot?
In this corner, there is Kobe Bryant, in the now infamous Hipster Mennonite outfit he wore for an L.A. Time Magazine piece in May:
And in this corner, we have LeBron James in the latest GQ, sporting white skinny jeans/leggings:
Now, Kobe's is more ridiculous -- it's hard to argue that fact. And I guess that was the quesiton in the first place. But consider: Bryant's outfit is over-the-top for the sake of being over-the-top. He knows he looks silly, and is OK with that because he's Kobe Bryant and he can churn butter and look Avant-garde doing so.
But LeBron's attire is more realistic. He isn't trying to push the envelope here -- he is wearing an outfit that he would actually leave the house in. He isn't making some bold statement for attention, he's saying, "yeah, I'd rock these skin-tight white jeans to the grocery store." Not that LeBron goes to the grocery store. But you get the idea.
So what say you? This is clearly the most pressing matter of the day and must be answered post-haste! And don't worry, you're still a MAN* who loves SPORTS -- answering this poll question can't take that away from you.
*Unless you're a woman.