Suns’ Deandre Ayton shows off Bahamian bling, cars and necessities to GQ
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton is a man of many talents.
Not only is he one of the best big men in the NBA, but he also has a style and swag all his own.
Ayton, 23, born in the Bahamas, sat down with GQ Sports to show a side of him that we may not see entirely off the court.
Here are the 10 vital necessities of the Suns centers:
242 Bahamas bling
Ayton’s high school friend Zo Frost has been an “ice machine” with all the bling he could do for the Suns big man.
“Representing my island, just telling everyone where I’m from,” Ayton said. “I’m not American. I come from a small, tiny country of the Bahamas in the Caribbean.
Ayton showed off his new Cuban wand link, which will have a pendant made by the Suns center for his son.
“It will be the channel of a photo of my son in the tub when he was younger,” he said.
Ayton showed off two watches, one of which was rose gold and can go with any of her costumes without taking off her bling.
“It’s a different look, when you see a lot of ice around someone’s neck and wrists,” he said. “But when you see that and you see a plain, that boy has class.
But Ayton’s favorite watch – which he admittedly doesn’t wear very often – is a red Richard Mille worth over $600,000.
Next on Ayton’s must-have list are his cars, which must be roomy for the 7-footer and the guys. He showed off his Rolls Royce and Lamborghini trucks, which he calls the “double-R” and “Lamb truck” respectively.
“A lot of people break their necks when I pass by, so it’s like a yacht on the road for real,” he said.
Possibly the most important item on Ayton’s roster in his PS5, which he literally brings on every road trip and has helped keep him whole.
“I didn’t have many friends,” he explained. “He was my friend here. All my friends I’ve met on this right here. This one’s my best friend.
The Suns center spends most of his game time playing Fortnite and NBA 2K, the latter of which can get a little more personal at times.
“I play like myself, so guys are really trying to beat you up, so what I’m trying to do is put them in their place,” he said.
Suns fans will be happy to hear that Ayton doesn’t just use his iPad to watch YouTube. In fact, the fourth-year pro uses it to get better at his craft.
“It really helped me when I got to the final,” he explained. “Basketball. Basketball. Basketball. The playoffs have gotten serious and really watching a movie to build that confidence in games would really help.
No, not Suns guard Devin Booker.
Ayton always has a piece of literature on hand, although the center doesn’t necessarily use it as most would think.
“If you really know me, I’ll always have a book about me,” he explained. “I’ve never read the book. I can go out and pick a book and say, ‘Man, this book looks like it’s on.’ But I’ve never read the book.
Ayton, however, said he would start reading to his son once he was old enough to understand.
The other half of Ayton’s 10 necessities of life were cologne, lipstick, a candle and a Classfull hoodie, which is the trademark of his friend AJ McNish.
Booker actually tricked Ayton into bringing a candle on the road so he could feel at home even in a hotel room.