Tunnel fit (noun): a pregame outfit worn by an NBA player.
The term “tunnel fit” was coined in response to the ever-growing amount of lavish and sleek outfits players wear on their walk through the arena tunnel and into the locker room when arriving at a facility before a game.
For example, LeBron James sported a Gucci jacket, a $3,980 addition to his ensemble. Or maybe Jayson Tatum in his Burberry puffer, priced at $1,720. Some players have opted for a humbler outfit, such as Devon Booker wearing a $55 minimalist hoodie from Amazon.
Entire social media accounts have been made to share and showcase these gameday getups, with one of the more popular profiles, @leaguefits, having amassed 784K followers and a blue check on Instagram.
Moral of the story: Whether the tunnel fit is off the runway or off the rack, they get people talking.
Enter Coby White.
A UNC basketball alumnus, White left Chapel Hill following his freshman season and headed to Chicago after he was picked seventh in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft. He hung up Carolina Blue for Bulls’ red and donned the #0 jersey for his new team.
After a successful rookie season, White is now in his third season with the Bulls, where he is an important member of the playing rotation as a consistent starter.
But that’s just basketball. What about his tunnel fits?