t may be early, but Halloween has already been won. Oklahoma City Thunder players Nick Collison and Russell Westbrook are as good at Halloween as they are at basketball.
Is there anything that basketball superstar Russell Westbrook can't do?
The six-time NBA All-Star is no wallflower. He’s known for his ball skills, obviously, but also his sometimes-outlandish style. Westbrook says he only wears an outfit once, and then he donates it. Considering some of his fashion choices, we’d like to see what Goodwill shoppers around Oklahoma City are wearing!
He also apparently loves Halloween and his costumes never disappoint.
Last year he was Joe Dirt. Remember Joe Dirt, the 2001 David Spade flick, in which Spade’s epic mullet featured prominently? Westbrook nailed it.
This year, he and teammate Nick Collison hit it out of the park again. (Forgive the mixed-sports metaphors.)
Remember these guys? It’s hard to forget basketball hustlers Billy Hoyle (Woody Harrelson) and Sidney Deane (Wesley Snipes, from the 1992 film White Men Can’t Jump. What better pair for Collison and Westbrook to emulate?
To ensure people got the reference, Westbrook shared side-by-side photos with the Hollywood duo.
They captured the ’90s look perfectly. We’re most impressed with Collison’s jacket. Where does one find something like that? Surely Harrelson and Snipes would be proud.
But wait, there's more! Not only did they dress up, but they included their dates.
Westbrook’s wife and Collison’s date participated in the group costume, taking it from great to epic. Nina Westbrook perfectly captures Rhonda Deane (Tyra Farrell), Snipes’ movie wife. And Collison’s date is an apt nod to Gloria Clemente (Rosie Perez), Woody Harrelson’s movie girlfriend.
It’s only mid-October and Halloween has already been won.