Originally posted on NBA 24/7 365  |  Last updated 6/18/12

Tyson Chandler isn’t a superhero, nor is he a supervillain.  He’s not Darth Vader, he’s not Superman (calm yourself, Shaq), and he probably isn’t a vampire.  He does, however, choose to wear a cape.  Why would any 29-year-old basketball player choose to wear a cape, you ask?  Because he likes Gothic accessories.  Tyson Chandler isn’t a goth, though… he’s just a bearded hipster who enjoys Gothic accessories.  Via Complex.com…

New York Knicks starting player Tyson Chandler, one of our 50 Most Stylish New Yorkers Right Now, proclaimed his love for capes in an interview with WWD today.

“Probably the most dramatic pieces in my wardrobe would be capes,” the center reportedly said. “I wouldn’t consider myself Goth, but I love Gothic pieces,” he continued.

The article describes Chandler’s off-the-court demeanor as an “art-loving hipster with a beard and a passion for photography and friends.” No stranger to style, Chandler probably feels comfortable exploring different types of fashions with teammates like Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony also making regular appearances at fashion shows and stylish ceremonies like the Met Gala.

Chander likes that New York has a lot of different types of clothes for sale, whether it’s dark designers or high-end tailoring. “When I’m in other cities, you can’t just pop up at Rick Owens… You can’t just go down to Tom Ford,” he said. [WWD]

So… Tyson Chandler owns more than one cape.  He also refers to articles of clothing as “pieces,” spends his free time exploring different types of fashions, and name drops designers that you won’t find in your podunk community.  As if this alone does not make him the biggest tool of all-time, he can be effectively described as an “art-loving hipster with a beard and a passion for photography and friends.”

Has a man’s swag ever been summarized in such a horrifically-predictable, pseudo-sophisticated manner?  That was more painful to read than the average college student’s Twitter bio.

Official –Swag-O-Meter– Ranking:

0.5/5

Have fun being dramatic, Tyson.  Just know that the rest of the world’s beard-sporting cape wearers can be found at Denny’s playing Magic the Gathering.  May I suggest the french toast?

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