Of all the sports in our sports-obsessed nation, basketball has always been the stylish one. Full of balletic athletes and individual narratives, more graceful than gladiatorial, the NBA is the perfect repository of larger-than-life personalities acting as both fashion bellwethers and tastemakers, through which all the major trends of the past half century of American culture have passed. Here, we present the NBA’s pioneers—the ones who have taken, synthesized, and redefined style for their fellow athletes and the rest of us over the NBA’s six decades of existence. Here is The Definitive NBA Style Icon of Each Decade.