There’s a much-remembered photo of Lenny Kravitz from 2012 that makes the rounds on the internet from time to time – especially when it gets colder – of the rocker wearing a very large scarf while walking around New York City. But every time the picture appears online, the size of the scarf can vary depending on whether it’s the original photo of Lenny’s already huge scarf or a Photoshop version that makes the already huge scarf even bigger until he gets it completely devoured. “Okay, the scarf is big, but the internet has made it huge. You check out some of them [images] and it’s just like, ‘Okay guys, the scarf is three times the size of the picture,’ ”Kravitz told GQ years later. The scarf makes it hard to know what is real and what is not.
At first glance, Raf Simons’ giant pepto-pink sweater that Washington Wizards striker Kyle Kuzma wore at Capital One arena on Monday seems just as incredible. It was big enough to dwarf Kuz ‘6 ′ 10 ″ frames – just imagine how much yarn that is! But the sweater was really that big! (That is, until it wasn’t: “For every 25 likes this gets, I’ll make Kuzma’s sweatshirt bigger,” wrote Twitter user NBA Paint.)
Kuz quickly found he was fighting for his life on his Instagram comments when his NBA peers got into the big pink fit in his comments 😂😂. I’m not pressing the like button because that’s rude, Kuz! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣, “wrote his former Lakers team-mate LeBron James.” Cmon Bro 😂 Shit that’s getting out of hand, “said DeMarcus Cousins. Kuz reappeared. Even the new sweater enthusiast Michael Rapaport asked: “My Man WTF is you do.” Kuz himself replied to some of the comments and defended the look with a practical “It’s cold”, which is exactly what Kravitz said about his huge scarf. Fortunately, the man came from Zack town Bia with the correct assessment by: a simple “yes.” For its value, the sweater is currently still in stock at FarFetch and on top of that on offer: reduced from 1,659 US dollars to 1,491 US dollars would require the sleeves to be fully attached to the Hands dangling.
In one video, Kuz looked embarrassed in what was probably his very cozy sweater and quickly pulled up a sleeve to reach for the door handle of the wizards’ locker room in a way that feels like putting a new piece of clothing in the for the first time School wear time and hope that people either like it or at least don’t make fun of it. Ultimately, professional sport is kind of a theater of sorts, and while it may not have been Kuz’s goal, wearing an absolutely giant Raf Simons sweater feels like a meta-commentary on the evolution of the NBA pre-game look. It’s a great fit literally and figuratively.