Ryen Russillo models his Legends sweatshirt collaboration. Screen grab: Legends

Ever want a super comfortable hooded sweatshirt that also lets people know who your favorite basketball/life advice podcaster is?

Legends has you covered. And it’s only for the low price of $105 (plus shipping).

Taking to X on Thursday night, Ryen Russillo revealed that his sweatshirt collaboration with the apparel brand Legends is now live. And not only is Russillo’s name — abbreviated to “RSLO” — present on the product, but The Ringer host also helped model his new signature hoodie.

“From the beginning, Ryen has not only been an investor and supporter but also a pivotal part of our journey, bringing the Legends brand into the dynamic world of sports and media,” Legends’ listing of the sweatshirt reads. “Now, we’re taking it a step further. Together, we’ve crafted exclusive custom gear for Ryen and his devoted Ringer Podcast audience, melding our core products with his spirit of sports tailored for the fans that breathe sports.”

Considering his reputation, many were surprised to see Russillo playing the role of model, posing in the sweatshirt with his arms crossed and a serious look on his face that he often reserves for defending Chris Paul’s legacy. Unsurprisingly, Russillo’s latest (only?) modeling work proceeded to go viral, with many poking fun at the surprising collaboration.

Russillo, for his part, took to social media to acknowledge the criticism, while also (perhaps sarcastically) suggesting those poking fun at him step outside of their comfort zones.

But if there was any question about who had the last laugh in all of this, it’s worth noting that both styles of the RSLO hooded sweatshirt are already sold out.


About Ben Axelrod

Ben Axelrod is a veteran of the sports media landscape, having most recently worked for NBC's Cleveland affiliate, WKYC. Prior to his time in Cleveland, he covered Ohio State football and the Big Ten for outlets including Cox Media Group, Bleacher Report, Scout and Rivals.