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Eagle-eyed viewers watching Wednesday night’s Warriors game saw an unusual fashion statement on the Golden State bench: On DeMarcus Cousins’ black hoodie, looking like an unfortunate shopping mistake, was a security tag.
The oh-no moment immediately appeared on social media, as curious Warriors fans wondered if Cousins accidentally walked out of Nordstrom with tags still on his haul. Alas, we’re all just behind on the fashion times. The mock security tag is an intentional feature of a nearly $500 hooded sweatshirt sold by Palm Angel.
The “black basic hoodie” is one of several designs by the independent “skate-inspired apparel and accessories” brand that features a fake security tag. It usually retails for $499. Other designs with a security tag include a down vest ($1,150) and a black and green varsity jacket ($1,342).
If you’re hoping to score Cousins’ fit, you’re out of luck for now; the black hoodie is currently sold out after going on sale for $299.
We won’t be seeing Cousins’ Warriors bench fashion statements quite so often anymore. He’s set to return on Friday after a year away from the court, rehabbing from a torn left Achilles tendon.
“I’ll start him,” coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday. “From there, it’s going to take him some time to get a rhythm and all that stuff.”
The Warriors tip off against the Clippers tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.
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