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Keeping up with Kobe

Kobe Paras walks out of Gilas Pilipinas practice wearing a loose, colorful air-cool basketball shorts under a vintage black shirt. The teenage basketball sensation had slipped into a pair of dirty white Vans sneakers, before putting on a light brown leather backpack and a yellow cap.

There’s an air of swag as the 6-foot-6, 19-year-old leaves the gym. His looks depict his personality—young, creative and carefree. Make no mistake about it, Kobe puts so much thought into his style, just like the way he works on his game.

Gilas forward Kobe Paras.
“I’m trying to make wearing basketball shorts a new trend,” says Kobe. “It’s different. You don’t see this everyday and I love vintage shirts.”

Kobe’s eyes light up when he talks about fashion. His Instagram feed is equal parts basketball, fashion and family.

“I was in LA (Los Angeles) and that’s where it started,” says Kobe on his interest in fashion. “Everyday in LA is a fashion show. You don’t really need to dress to impress, but when you dress good you feel good. But that’s just me, I just like to stand out.”

As the son of former PBA Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player Benjie Paras, basketball excellence runs in Kobe’s blood. The high expectations come with the territory as he is part of basketball royalty in this hoops-mad country.

Source: http://sports.inquirer.net/256606/keeping-up-with-kobe

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