NBA Costume Party

One of my favorite holidays of the year is Halloween, but it may not be for the same reasons you enjoy it. See, while I enjoy seeing funky pumpkins, watching scary movies and eating a lot of candy, I get the most joy from scrolling through a blown up Twitter and Instagram feed of NBA players dressed head to toe in – more often than not – some ridiculous costumes. After all, for 82+ games a year, they’re serious super-humans out to do business. But at least for this one day, they get to kick it like us normal folk, which is nice to see.

Over the years, we’ve seen some amazing costumes. Last Halloween, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker graced us with a photo of them pointing fake guns at a Joey Crawford mannequin, which may have gotten them into a little bit of trouble, but it was worth it. Oh, and let’s not forget about Paul Pierce. He’s been churning out amazing costumes for a while. But you’ll be happy to know that this year, there were no disappointments. From Jason Richardson dressed up as Trinidad James to Lavoy Allen putting on a wig and saying he’s Justin Bieber, there were plenty of hilarious costumes.

So, without further ado, here are the best of the best.

(That’s Kendrick Perkins dressed up as a wolf, by the way)

Good luck finding costumes better than those for any of your parties.


Scott Rafferty