- The 2003 NBA Draft is legendary for the talent it produced and their bad suits on draft night.
- Dwyane Wade, who was part of the 2003 draft, joked to Business Insider, “We got enough fabric on these suits to clothe the entire country.”
- Wade said that 2003 was a “baggy era” and that many players were wearing what was fashionable, including himself.
- Wade said that the current look of tight, cropped suits will one day be laughed at and that baggy will come back around, because fashion is cyclical.
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The 2003 NBA Draft is legendary for both the players taken, and for their sartorial choices.
Considered one of the best draft classes in NBA history, the 2003 draft welcomed LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, and many more into the league. In the years since, the class has become just as known for the baggy, boxy suits that many of the prospects wore on draft night.
While speaking to Business Insider ahead of the release of his new documentary with ESPN, “Life Unexpected,” Wade said that on draft night in 2003, he and his fellow draftmates “did not represent fashion and style.”
“We got enough fabric on these suits to clothe the entire country,” Wade said while looking