Jaren Jackson Jr. upped the ante in terms of pre-game attire. The former DPOY wore a plush $286 fur coat to the FedEx Forum ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies' home game against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.
The forward wore a multicolored fur coat, a fresh white tee, blue denim, and sparkling white sneakers. On the court, the Grizzlies won 106-98 over the Spurs, thanks in part to the return of Ja Morant.
In 32 minutes on the floor, Jackson had 10 points, seven rebounds, and an assist.
Jaren Jackson Jr. made an eye-catching arrival. Jaren Jackson Jr. made an eye-catching arrival. Morant (26 points, five rebounds, and ten assists) and Desmond Bane (24 points, three rebounds, and two assists) led the Grizzlies to a 50-point victory over a faltering San Antonio team.
Victor Wembanyama led the visitors with 20 points and seven rebounds, although in a losing effort.
Jaren Jackson Jr., can he win DPOY again? Jaren Jackson Jr. thought a shoe-in to earn Defensive Player of the Year for the second season in a row after becoming the league's second youngest player to do so, but he faces heavy competition.
With Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert, Anthony Davis, and Bam Adebayo vying for the prize, Jackson appears to have slipped down the pecking order.
However, with Memphis poised to make a run in the second half of the season, the reigning DPOY winner can establish a claim once more.