forgive me for sounding like a troll, but i think what you are really saying saying is "this suit looks like something a black dude would wear." when you guys say nfl/nba player, i don't think you're referring to joe montana or steve nash.
Ok, I'll bite. Â I don't think you can make the blanket black guy/gaudy suit assumption in this situation, because, quite honestly, there still remains a bit of differentiation between different draft day outfits. Â For instance, I would have been quite surprised if Emeka Okafor greeted Mr. Stern in a purple-pinstripe suit with a feather cap. Â Josh Howard was equally conservative in his appearance. Â In contrast, I wouldnt be surprised to see Sebastian Telfair showing up in an electric blue windowpane style jacket. Â For the record, I dont recall his outfit. Â I see it more as a class difference rather than a strict split along racial lines. Â A white boy corollary would be the appearance of Jason Williams--the wannabe point who cant dress or run an offense. The white players aren't dressed nearly as flashy since the majority of them are direct imports from Eastern Europe (e.g. still living in the shadow of the consumer poor USSR fallout).
i know what you're saying. i don't follow american sports very closely so i don't know who those guys are that you mentioned, but i'll take your word for it. Â i mean that the so-called 'gaudy suits' are, in my experience, mostly worn by blacks. this is not a look limited to young professional athletes. steve harvey and bernie mac, chris rock, sinbad, etc... these guys wear the lavender 5-button suits and they ain't playing pro sports. there's a place on hollywood boulevard called "hollywood suit outlet." they'll sell you 4 suits, 4 ties, 4 shirts and 4 pairs of socks for $399. i only see brothers working and shopping there. the suits range from lime green to purple to hot pink if you want it. we all know it's a black thing, c'mon. quit frontin'.