In Conversation with Jimmy Butler and Justise Winslow | The Players’ Tribune

In Conversation with Jimmy Butler and Justise Winslow | The Players’ Tribune


– I just know whatever
I put on is gonna be real “Zaddyesque.” – Zaddyesque? – Zaddyesque! Like everybody went, “Oh, Zaddy!” – We might have to work on that one. – Zaddy? – Maybe “Papi,” Papito. – Zaddy. – That’s French. – I’m saying watch, when you
hear somebody call me Zaddy, gonna be like, “Damn!” – Well, tell the people
where you’re from first, so they know what part of
Texas your style originates. – I’m from Tomball, Texas,
which is the best place, in all of the world. When I first got into the league, I don’t know if you saw me, but I used to wear cowboy
boots all the time, belt buckles, plaid button-downs. I still put that in some of
my everyday wardrobe now. – I don’t think I’ve
ever owned cowboy boots, and I’m from Texas. But my kind of Texas taste is
kinda like the baggy stuff, so the big tees, the white
tees, the black tees. You know what I mean? It’s hot out there, so you can’t be tight with a shirt. You gotta be loose, you
gotta be able to function. So, my style, just kinda like my game, it’s always maturing and growing up. Like when I got to the league it was just a bunch of sweats, hoodies. – Before I was in the league
I didn’t pay attention to the way others dressed. Didn’t care. But now it’s, you know
… we’re all competitors. You get ideas from people that you actually pay attention to. – It’s not so much what you wear, to me, it’s how you wear it. Like you can wear sweats,
you can wear a suit, you can wear the ugliest jacket, but if you’re wearing it with confidence, it’s fresh ’cause I wear it. – When I went to Milwaukee, I brought clothes like
I was still in Texas. So like basketball shorts, white tees…. – You just didn’t know. – I had no idea.
– Yeah, that’s respect. – I didn’t know where Milwaukee was on the map, like nothing. I didn’t even know that they…. – You were just excited
just to have an opportunity. – Division I. Like, “Hell….” I get there, the winter comes and I’m like just going through all of
Wesley Matthews’s clothes, taking jackets. I think jackets are nice ’cause it’s always an extra layer.
You can always put that on and take that off. – I like layering, I like dressing up. But in Miami I just rock the T-shirt. I think that fashion has a
good place in the NBA, Jimmy. And, you know, just
seeing all these players goin’ to Fashion Week and
things like that, I think it’s really helping people
expand their brands. – Because of the profession we’re in, we can touch and enter … so
many different type of markets. And I think fashion is
just the newest one. – I feel like more guys are
going to start coming out with their own clothes.
– Yeah. – You know what I mean?
Like making their own stuff, and their own lines, like
their own casual productions. I’ve always been a big fan of Jimmy. I don’t think I ever told you that. But like just your game
and how hard you play. You compete, and like that’s what I’m looking forward to, is just having another
dog in the trenches. – Yep, I think we’re gonna
shock so many people. We got a team full of
dogs, underdogs at that. Nobody works the way
that I hear Miami works. And we’re gonna always have
each other’s back in there. – Thank you for talking
to me today about fashion and your life in the NBA
and how you’ve evolved. – Nah, for real, I appreciate the time, getting to know you a little bit. I’m excited to see the fashion that you enter into an arena in. – That’s it, that’s a wrap.
“Justise and Jimmy: Part I.” – “Jimmy and Justise: Part I.” Put my name first.