It’s Halloween and athletes are tabling their jerseys in favor of costumes.
Or if you’re Mitch Garver, working out in your Halloween costume.
Wherever they are, these athletes are a different person tonight.
Mr. Incredible wasn’t there to watch Frozone/Shareef O’Neal make this bucket, but he probably would’ve been impressed.
When honey says if you make this shot you can keep your super suit 🤷🏾♂️ HAPPY HALLOWEEN pic.twitter.com/6GxsgJg23M
And it’s no surprise that superheroes were popular this year or that there was a Black Panther costume. But Didi Gregorious really went all out for Wakanda.
A post shared by MJ Didi Gregorius (@sirdidig18) on Oct 31, 2018 at 10:05am PDT
— ThePostGame (@ThePostGame) October 31, 2018
Meanwhile across the country, Lonzo Ball had a surprisingly convincing Batman costume.
A post shared by Lonzo Ball (@zo) on Oct 31, 2018 at 11:57am PDT
The trick-or-treating kids at the Lakers facility cheered for the caped crusader as he flew up to dunk a basketball.
Elena Delle Donne has the right build for pumpkin king Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
And it looks like she found a pumpkin prince.
A post shared by Elena Delle Donne (@de11edonne) on Oct 31, 2018 at 1:05pm PDT
And Max Scherzer’s family’s Willy Wonka-themed costume was pretty sweet, especially the kids-turned-Oompa Loompas.
A post shared by Erica May-Scherzer (@emaysway) on Oct 28, 2018 at 6:55pm PDT
Athletes must have been seeing double with so many lookalikes on Halloween.
This kid’s James Harden beard was spot on and even earned a re-post from the original Harden.
A post shared by James Harden (@jharden13) on Oct 31, 2018 at 3:32pm PDT
And Klay Thompson didn’t just dress up as Jackie Moon – he’s basically the real deal after his record breaking performance last time out.
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) November 1, 2018
Athletes joined in too, with their own athlete-turned-different athlete takes.
Here’s Aaron Gordon trading in his basketball jersey for a baseball one to look like another famous Aaron.
Aaron Gordon dressed up as Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees. pic.twitter.com/1em03LfBSz
— Chris Walder (@WalderSports) October 30, 2018
And Serena Williams’ tutu look from the U.S Open was another crowd favorite this year. WNBA star Chiney Ogwumike looked like a grand slam champion in her costume this year.
And not an athlete technically, but this take on the Florida State professor reading during the football team’s blowout loss against Clemson was too good to pass up.
Props to Them
LeBron James’ Jason costume was already impressive. But his axe really put it over the top.
Just when you thought LeBron couldn't get any scarier.
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) November 1, 2018
James is trying to get in to produce the Friday the 13th reboot. He definitely deserves a part after putting together this costume.
Robin Lopez’s ET costume was both cute and practical.
Robin Lopez wins Halloween, right? pic.twitter.com/5DVnlTDlkE
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) October 31, 2018
He used the bike to zoom around before the Chicago Bulls took on the the Denver Nuggets. Maybe it helped him warm up?
And then there were these people — whose effort was, well, minimal.
An orange sweatshirt does not make a pumpkin costume. But Olympic gold medalist Alex Shibutani tried — kind of. At least he clearly let us know that he was a pumpkin.
A post shared by Alex ひでお Shibutani (@alexshibutani) on Oct 31, 2018 at 7:20am PDT
Finally, Matt Szczur who took the chance to dress up as … himself.
Hope the kids like my costume this year! pic.twitter.com/7bPjZeItJx
— Matt Szczur (@superSZCZ4) October 31, 2018
At least he has a bowl full of candy to make up for it. That’s a bit better than JuJu Smith-Schuster who also used himself as a costume, but for trick-or-treating instead.
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) November 1, 2018
Seems like he still got a nice bag of candy for his work though.
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