Style Icons Playing Basketball
It’s a big day for basketball, with March Madness finally kicking off this morning.
And it’s been a big week for basketball here on Kempt, with our own bracket pitting icons of the sidelines against one another in our quest to name the most stylish NCAA basketball coach ever. You can catch up on the first-round action here, the second-round action here and yesterday’s Final Four here. But you’ll have to tune in tomorrow for the grand finale…
Because today we’re taking a brief break in our tourney to present a roundup of style icons playing basketball.
Mick Jagger on his school basketball team (top right).
Jesse Jackson posts up on Marvin Gaye.
Clooney going for a layup in a mustache.
Obama living up to high school basketball nickname “Barry O-bomber” with the three-pointer.
Here’s rare footage of John Lennon and Miles Davis shooting hoops.
A young, bowl-cut-coifed Brad Pitt used to play ball.
Ronald Reagan (left) ties up the ball for a jump ball.
James Dean shoots a hook-shot over his cousin in a barn while visiting his hometown, Fairmount, IN.
Jack Nicholson working on his dunk-contest skills.
Gerald Ford (bare-chested, jumping for the ball) working up a sweat on the USS Monterey.
Matthew McConaughey doing his best Woody Harrelson impression.
Justin Timberlake, street baller.
And for the win: Steve Urkel breaks the Fresh Prince’s ankles and blows past Reggie Miller as he drives hard to the hole for the monstrous dunk.*
(*In our imagination, at least.)
- — Najib Benouar