More men are expressing themselves at work with flashy, colorful accessories, say retailers and analysts. Younger consumers, especially, may be following the example set by nattily attired athletes and celebrities. Small accessories can pack a big punch and allow fashion-forward men to add hints of personality to the traditionally stodgy business setting.
What was supposed to be a rousing sendoff for the U.S. team playing its last game on American soil before continuing its pre-Olympic tour later this week in England, turned into an embarrassing first quarter that saw Brazil take a 10-point lead amid an assortment of missed dunks, errant jump shots and porous defense by their more famous counterparts.
The debate raging these days between those arguing whether this year's U.S. Olympic men's basketball team could compete with the Dream Team of 20 years ago is not answered simply by a generational divide.
As an NBA assistant coach since retiring after a Hall of Fame career, Patrick Ewing might have a better seat than many of his contemporaries to compare this year's U.S. Olympic men's basketball team to the fabled Dream Team of 20 years ago.
Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Durant, Lebron James, Kevin Love, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams will all be guaranteed a spot on the 2012 Olympic roster. This leaves five players vying for three open spots: Blake Griffin, Eric Gordon, Andre Iguodala, James Harden and Baltimore native Rudy Gay.