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The Everest Journal

by Li Wang August 08, 2021 2 min read

Who are the top watch loving National Basketball Association athletes? The watch game may begin and end with Lebron James, but guys like Andre Igoudala keep things real with the enthusiasts. 

In no way intended to be a comprehensive guide to watches and pro basketball players, I wanted to share some of my favorite athletes and watch combinations or stories. 

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Lebron James and Audemars Piguet: His limited edition Royal Oak Offshore exudes the king’s high energy game.

Photo by Hodinkee

John Wall and his gift Rolex Presidents: The Wizards guard was feeling generous and presented the entire roster with gold Rolex watches.

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Damian Lillard and Two-Tone Datejust 2: Bold and elegant, one of the league’s best knows how to wear a showpiece without looking like a showoff.

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Patrick Mahoomes and his five Submariner gifts: I think I’ll throw in (non NBAer) Patrick Mahommes in the mix for gifting his offensive line No Date Submariners. That is a power move.

Back to basketball. 

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Andre Igoudala and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore in rose gold: NBA Finals MVP Andre had his own Talking Watches episode. So did, J.J. Redick and his Royal Oak. Both deserve a slot as well as David Robinson, who also had an episode of the Hodkinkee series, where he showed off his love for Panerai and AP. Great collections and stories behind their watches in all three.

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Trae Young and GMT Master-II Coke: The league’s brash leader of the Atlanta Hawks chooses a sophisticated classic for this wrist wear.

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Russell Westbrook and Zenith Pilot Type 20 limited edition perpetual calendar: The aggressive guard became a Zenith ambassador in 2014 and his very precise limited edition watch seems fitting for a player that set a record for triple doubles in a season.

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Michael Jordan and platinum Daytona: The greatest basketball player of all time has many watches in his collection, but his platinum Daytona seems very fitting as it’s already a very well-regarded watch that just has that something extra that takes it to another level beyond its peers.

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Steph Curry and Everose President Day-Date: While many players own the Day-Date, Curry goes with the rose gold version, befitting for his ultra smooth game that makes everything look effortless.

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Danny Green and Richard Mille Bubba Watson: Green has quietly amassed three Championship rings and is a steady veteran presence nowadays. His Richard Mille Bubba Watson is a skeletonized, manual-wind tourbillon in titanium.

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Kevin Love and Audemar Piguet Royal Oak Offshore: Another Royal Oak fan, Love is an avid watch collector and fashion aficionado. His style is punctuated with a watch that works really for his personal look, something we should all strive for.

To store your own baller collection, check out watch rolls for the ultimate collection protection.

Li Wang
Li Wang


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