At just 20-years-old, Kelly Oubre is already looking to make waves off the court. He finished his rookie year with the Wizards averaging only 3 points, but the future is bright for the 6-7 forward. He can handle and has a smooth stroke. And he hustles, on and off the floor.
Oubre’s looking to get into the fashion world sooner rather than later. He was in New York for Fashion Week a few weeks back, not only as a fan, but as a student. He’s trying to cultivate his brand, Dope$oul, which is more a lifestyle than a clothing brand. He’s taking lessons from anyone he can, including Kanye West.
In the video above, during his trip to NYFW, he shared a story about the time he met with Yeezus. Here’s what Oubre, who’s also an adidas athlete, said:
I met up with Kanye when he came to DC. It was a great experience. He said, ‘Did you see the football cleats that I just made? I’m tryna get to the basketball side.’ I told him we could work together on that. Don’t be surprised if you see me and Ye come out with some fire.
We’ve already heard that Yeezy basketball sneakers are coming sometime soon. If Oubre’s story is true, we’ll definitely be seeing him rocking a pair in 2017.
Video courtesy of NBPA