May 12, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT
There has been a scary trend entering NBA post game interviews and it has been players deciding to don fake/real spectacles in effort to make themselves look more sophisticated.
It has been called everything from “nerd swag” to “Urkel-like” and such stars as Miami’s Dwyane Wade and Lebron James have donned the glasses this playoff season. The real question is why would any NBA player want to don a pair?
Dwyane Wade tried his best to come up with a response to what the statement the players were trying to make with the glasses:
“I don’t know what the statement is,” Wade said. “Everybody wants to look smarter than what they are, I guess. I don’t know.”
If you look to the godfather of NBA eye wear on the NBA’s current bespectacled trend, former Lakers forward/head coach Kurt Rambis, he doesn’t have a good reason either:
“I think Buddy Holly would be proud,” Kurt Rambis said on ESPN. “I wore them to be functional.”
At the end of the day, the trend still has players that will never don the fake glasses under any circumstances:
“You won’t see me in them,” the Heat’s blue-collar forward, Udonis Haslem, said. “That’s just not me.”
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