An NBA Stylist Tells Why LeBron Sports Eyeglasses

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Rachel Johnson, 38, either has one of the best jobs in professional sports or the worst. She’s the personal stylist for NBA superstars such as Amar’e Stoudemire, Chris Bosh, and Chris Paul, among many others. Which means she spends her days finding clothes for people who might as well have gigantism. Because of her influence, the Miami Heat’s LeBron James—whom all eyes will be watching on Tuesday night at game four of the NBA Finals—was dubbed “the Game’s Best-Dressed” by GQ magazine. But what about his headbands, which haven’t been fashionable since Olivia Newton-John got physical? Is Johnson responsible for those? We decided to call her and find out.

Dontari Poe, a likely first-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft, is fitted for a suit by Rachel Johnson at the Joseph Abboud showroom a few days before the draft, in New York.
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