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NBA All-Star’s See-Through Raincoat Gets Twitter’s Attention

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Though the NBA named Canada Goose the official outerwear partner of the All-Star Game, with all participants at this year’s edition eligible to receive a special Freestyle Vest, it was a different piece of outerwear that ended up grabbing viewer’s attention.

Though perhaps not as much of a fashion icon as some athletes, the Brooklyn Nets’ James Harden has made a name for himself in the world of footwear, collaborating with Adidas on a growing line of signature basketball sneakers. But, when he showed up before Sunday’s game in Atlanta, it wasn’t his shoes many were focused on—though his neon green kicks certainly were eye-catching.

Rather, it was Harden’s knee-length, see-through rain coat that stole the show.

James Harden wore a see-through rain coat to the 2021 All-Star Game, quickly sparking a reaction on social media

The fashion choice—and it was a choice, Atlanta did not see any rain Sunday evening—immediately stood out to those on social media.

James Harden wore a see-through rain coat to the 2021 All-Star Game, quickly sparking a reaction on social media

Many jumped on the coat’s resemblance to the iconic jacket worn by Christian Bale’s character Patrick Bateman in the 2000 film “American Psycho.”

James Harden wore a see-through rain coat to the 2021 All-Star Game, quickly sparking a reaction on social media

James Harden wore a see-through rain coat to the 2021 All-Star Game, quickly sparking a reaction on social media

Outside of basketball, New England Patriots quarterback and admitted stress shopper Cam Newton recently made headlines when he announced he would be taking a step back from high fashion this year and instead embrace thrift stores and vintage shopping. The decision marked a massive change for the football standout, who admitted to having “spent thousands and thousands of dollars and maybe even millions of dollars on clothes that [he] only wore once.”

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