For Golden State Warrior power-forward Draymond Green, the pregame gauntlet to the locker room is more than just a walk: It’s a chance to turn that cement corridor in the depths of the Oracle Arena into a runway.
“Every time we walk into a game, we’re on social media, there’s a camera there,” says Green, 29, after a practice at the Warriors’ headquarters in downtown Oakland a few months ago. “There’s this idea there’s only one New York Fashion Week, one Paris, one Milan. You get fashion week every game with us, that’s a stage every game. That’s the thought behind Fashion Fridays.”
Green’s love of style, along with that of his teammates, has been emerging in the media over the past few years. Fashion Fridays, where he posts pictures on Instagram of himself and what he’s wearing as he walks down the corridor to the locker room, have been his way of showing off some of his favorite Friday pregame looks to fans since the beginning of the year.
On any day of the week, Green’s feed (@money23green) shows his eclectic wardrobe tastes, from quilt-print jackets and gold-piped Del Toro pajamas to designer suiting, always with pants above the ankle to show off the shoe whether it be custom Nikes or Gucci Dapper Dan slippers. Shoes are a thing for Green, as they are for many athletes, and he estimates he has “closer to 500 pairs” occupying his closets and a guest room.