The NBA Is Back and Tunnel Style Is Now Bubble Style

The NBA season resumed Thursday in Orlando, where 22 teams are competing in seeding games and play-in games to qualify for the 16-team NBA Playoffs that will begin on Aug. 17 and the eventual NBA Finals scheduled for Sept. 30.

The return of the league also means the return of NBA style — with some adjustments.

For years NBA players have treated the tunnel like their personal fashion runway, giving Thom Browne, John Elliott, Virgil Abloh and other men’s wear designers massive media exposure, inspiring fashion brands to activate during the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago and making moments like the Dior and Jordan tie-up and Louis Vuitton trophy case the new norm.

But what are players, brands, stylists and fashion followers to do now?

Enter bubble style.

Despite the country’s dark mood, and the limitations of quarantine in Orlando, where games are being played at the ESPN Wide

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