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HOUSTON -- When youre Russell Westbrook, the undisputed king of NBA fashion, you dont spend the offseason like a typical player. John Carlson Jersey .The five-time All-Star passes his time designing clothes, perched on the front row for shows during New York Fashion Week or talking style and tennis with Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.Sitting down and talking to Anna is very casual, Westbrook said. I think its important ... when you get an opportunity to learn something different about somebody. Like Im sitting down talking to Anna, she loves tennis which is something I didnt know about her. And to be able to sit down and talk to her about different things -- she didnt know much about me in the basketball space so she had an opportunity to be able to talk about that.And as for fashion, I may ask her questions and throw different things at her that she may know about the fashion space, Westbrook said.As the Oklahoma City Thunder star prepared to launch a new capsule collection called True Religion X Russell Westbrook, which will be available exclusively on the True Religion app Sunday and online and in stores on Oct. 6, he took time to talk fashion with The Associated Press.The 17-piece collection is very much a reflection of his style. It features skinny jeans, T-shirts and thermals meant for layering, with the rips and distressing that he has long incorporated into his wardrobe. The collection also has several pieces that include the Why Not? motto that is important to him, not just in fashion, but in life.Its what I believe in and what got me to this point, including fashion and everything else, and its a motto that I stand by, he said.Westbrooks arrival at Thunder games has been an event for years due to his parade of fabulous outfits. Many of his fashion-forward offerings have been hits, but there have certainly been a few misses. Not surprisingly, whether the reaction to his outfits is good, bad or indifferent, it doesnt change how he feels about his gear.And with a dizzying array of ensembles, its impossible for him to pick a favorite.Whatever I wear, I love it, he said. Youve got to love it when you put it on.But has there ever been a time where he looked back at an outfit, like the widely panned Slayer/striped shirt ensemble he wore to a game in January, and thought: maybe that wasnt such a good look?Nope, he said sternly. Never.Westbrook doesnt care what others think about his look, and hes passed on style advice to less-fashionable NBA players who have asked for help. But he isnt exactly dishing out specific tips.Be themselves, he said. I think thats the most important thing about fashion is to be able to express yourself, but also be yourself and be confident in what youre wearing.Westbrooks penchant for transforming his arena entrance into a high-fashion runway has undoubtedly upped the style game of players across the league. And its also seeped into both the NFL and MLB, where more players than ever now dare to push the fashion envelope.Since Westbrook has dubbed himself Fashion King on social media, its only fair to ask his majesty who hed deem the second-most fashionable man in the NBA. That title goes to a person who spent most of last season playing for the Beikong Fly Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association.Dorell Wright, hes a great dresser, Westbrook said of the NBA journeyman.The 27-year-old Westbrook also shared what happens to all those pricey threads after he wears them one time. The answer is that he gives them away. But, no they arent all sitting in a forgotten corner of some Goodwill store in Oklahoma City (although a few things might be).He does donate some select items to charity, but he mostly gifts them to friends and relatives after their debut.My friends make sure they grab them, he said. A lot of my friends put the bid in first while I wear it, theyll be like: `Oh yeah I want that.But this must be a tragic situation for Westbrooks unlucky buddies who dont share his 6-foot-3, 187-pound, muscle-bound frame.Its funny, he said. They all wear the same size as me.Because of this, the competition is fierce to see who will snag his coolest outfits. Not that asking guarantees receiving.I know their style, he said. I know what they like to wear. So Ill decide who gets what.And sometimes he has to be blunt and tell one of them they simply cant pull off a certain look.Ill be like: `No, this is not for you, he said.All those eye-catching outfits make his fashion budget a subject of speculation. Last year, USA Today even did a story estimating it would cost nearly $300,000 to dress like Westbrook for an entire season.He scoffed at that outlandish number.Never, he said. Nowhere close. Because I dont even pay for a lot of my clothes anymore, so thats not even possible.So just how much would it set one back to dress like the Fashion King for an 82-game NBA season?I dont know, he said. I have no idea. But I dont shop all high-end. I shop at Zara. I shop everywhere. I dont binge, so it would never be that much. 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(STATS) -- North Dakota State alumnus Carson Wentz will make his much-anticipated pro debut Sunday in Philadelphia, and hell have plenty of FCS company across the NFL as the league kicks off in earnest this weekend.An analysis of Week 1 rosters shows 140 players hailing from FCS schools on active 53-man squads, an increase of seven from one year ago, including a league-high 11 on the New York Jets.Each of the 32 NFL teams consisted of at least one FCS alum, and many will play key roles as the season pushes forward.Besides Wentz, the No. 2 pick in this years draft who was elevated to the starting job after the Eagles traded Sam Bradford to Minnesota, a handful of other former FCS quarterbacks will line up under center Sunday. Perhaps the most intriguing start takes place in Arizona, where Eastern Illinois Jimmy Garoppolo will stand in for a suspended Tom Brady the first four games of the season as the Patriots open at the Cardinals. Garoppolo was the FCS player of the year in 2013.In addition, Ryan Fitzpatrick (Harvard) and Joe Flacco (Delaware) will call the shots for the Jets and Ravens, respectively, while Tony Romo (Eastern Illinois) will be shelved with a broken bone in his back when Dallas hosts the Giants. Jaromir Jagr Jersey. After the Jets 11 players, five teams (Buffalo, Arizona, Indianapolis, New York Giants, Detroit) had seven representing the subdivision.Of FCS schools, Montana led the way with seven players suiting up this week, including the 2015 STATS FCS Defensive Player of the Year, Tyrone Holmes. Delaware and North Dakota State followed with six apiece, while Harvard, Northern Iowa, Samford and South Carolina State had five.Twenty-four FCS players will be making their NFL debut, including 2015 STATS first-team All-Americans Deiondre Hall (Bears, Northern Iowa), DeAndre Houston-Carson (Bears, William & Mary), Noah Spence (Buccaneers, Eastern Kentucky), Joe Haeg (Colts, North Dakota State), Cole Toner (Cardinals, Harvard) and Javon Hargrave (Steelers, South Carolina State).In addition, another 39 FCS players were added to practice squads. ' ' '

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