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DeMarre Carroll’s last act with the Spurs was to launch a clothing line

He was in Chicago during the All-Star Break, but it wasn’t for basketball.

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Always a dapper man, DeMarre Carroll brought an element of style not typically attributed to the San Antonio Spurs.

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During the season, Carroll collaborated with Canadian men’s clothing designer Christopher Bates as discussed in a recent article by Tom Orsborn of the Express News. Orsborn got the skinny on Carroll’s admission that San Antonio wasn’t working out just days before the Spurs waived him.

But the back end of the entire story is that DeMarre Carroll was in Chicago during the All-Star Break promoting the new clothing line. In what was his official last act as a member of the Spurs, Carroll and Bates had a release party in Chicago.

“DeMarre is a fashion icon, like a real style maverick,” Bates said. “We connected through fashion. I did a custom suit for him in Toronto and he was going to walk the runway at Toronto Fashion Week wearing my line, but he had to practice that night. But after practice he came to the after-party and we hung out there and got to know each other better, and he said he wanted to do something in fashion.”

The new clothing line, Amare, named for DeMarre’s son, is being described as “athleisure”. His line is sure to inspire and create a style among fans of both sports and couture.

DaMarre, we will miss you. It’s like we never really knew you at all.

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