Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has long been considered one of the best dressed men in the NBA, noticed as much for his bold style off the court as his explosive moves on the court. Having appeared in a number of men's fashion magazines over the years (including GQ and Esquire), but now he is featured in the legendary bible of fashion, Vogue.
In a piece profiling Olympic hopefuls from Vogue's June issue, Wade was highlighted in a photo spread shot by legendary photographer Annie Liebowitz.
"It would be a cinch to dwell on Dwyane Wade’s record-breaking off-court style," the piece begins. "Here’s a guy who can use color—pocket squares, shirts, ties that don’t just dazzle but change the game—like a three-point shot at the buzzer, the hoop that takes it home."
Wade was photographed shirtless in black and red basketball shorts alongside model Karlie Kloss. "I have always been a big D-Wade fan," Kloss said.
Wade tweeted this week, "It was an honor to be shot by the legendary Annie Leibovitz [sic] for this Vogue piece. Also I wanna thank my good friend Anna Wintour for this honor."
The piece makes good use of Wade's chiseled physique, but talking up Wade's fashion sense while featuring photos of him in basketball is a bit like asking Paul McCartney to play a song on bagpipes.
Fortunately for Wade, he'll get plenty of opportunities to show off his stylish wardrobe in postgame press conferences throughout the NBA playoffs.