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Duncan rips dress code as 'basically retarded'
Fox Sports ^ | 10/20/2005 | Fox Sports

Posted on 10/20/2005 2:04:43 PM PDT by Smogger

Duncan, according to a report in The San Antonio Express-News, joined the Indiana Pacers' Stephen Jackson with not-so-kind words for commissioner David Stern's dress-up policy.

"I think it's a load of crap," Duncan said. "I understand what they're trying to do with the hats and do-rags and jerseys and stuff. That's fine. But I don't understand why they would take it to this level. I think it's basically retarded.

"I don't like the direction they're going, but who am I?"

Duncan, a two-time NBA MVP and three-time NBA Finals MVP, did not play in Tuesday night's 94-81 exhibition loss to the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse. He wore what The Express-News called his typical injured-list wardrobe: jeans and a dress shirt.

However, an NBA spokesman said Duncan would have to tuck his shirt in once the regular season starts and the policy goes into effect.

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.foxsports.com ...


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KEYWORDS: dresscodes; nba; timduncan
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To: djl_sa

Hehe, I'm siting in Bulverde as we speak...
Looking forward to the coming season... should be quite fun... I see a repeat in the works...
- Plewis1250


21 posted on 10/20/2005 2:23:23 PM PDT by plewis1250
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To: texianyankee

Yes, but he could retire tomorrow and live off the profits from his chain of donut shops.


22 posted on 10/20/2005 2:23:30 PM PDT by durasell
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To: Smogger
After seeing NBA Commish David Stern's campaign contributions, I think I'm going to side with the players on this one.

Anyone who donates that much money to libs is basically retarded!

23 posted on 10/20/2005 2:23:41 PM PDT by dollar_dog
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To: plewis1250

Tim is almost (not quite) a clone of David Robinson - the preacher man....
The Spurs are America's most boring NBA team - according to most NBA people.


24 posted on 10/20/2005 2:23:50 PM PDT by texianyankee
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To: Smogger
Frankly, I don't care if players wear bling bling up the ying yang; the fact that many of them do certainly has no bearing on how much NBA I watch (or don't watch). But if I were a player making their kind of jack I'd just shut my piehole, do my job, and cash my checks.

We should be hearing from the Sharptons and Jacksons of the world shortly.

26 posted on 10/20/2005 2:25:40 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: texianyankee

That he is! All of those guys are... just great fellas. I'm proud to have them representing me... they perfectly reflect the character of San Antonio.
- plewis1250


27 posted on 10/20/2005 2:25:51 PM PDT by plewis1250
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To: plewis1250
Looking forward to the coming season... should be quite fun... I see a repeat in the works...

I got my fingers crossed for another injury-free season for the starters.....

28 posted on 10/20/2005 2:25:53 PM PDT by texianyankee
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To: Smogger
I think it's basically retarded.

Basically, what's with the overuse of the word 'basically?'

29 posted on 10/20/2005 2:26:49 PM PDT by HitmanLV (Hey, I'm a better writer than the next Supreme Court Justice! Guess what? YOU ARE TOO!!!)
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To: djl_sa
(note my name... DJL_SA... DJL in San Antonio ;-) )

For those in Rio Linda, I presume! /limbaugh

30 posted on 10/20/2005 2:28:00 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (FreeRepublic: your educational retreat from the stress of Leftist media jihad.)
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To: dollar_dog

Yup yup... he is an idiot...
- plewis1250


31 posted on 10/20/2005 2:28:45 PM PDT by plewis1250
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To: texianyankee

Hopefully so... As long as they stay healthy... they win...
- plewis1250


32 posted on 10/20/2005 2:29:43 PM PDT by plewis1250
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To: texianyankee
Stern can go suck eggs.....

Stern needs to step down. He's long in the tooth and has been commish since the early 80s.

The hip-hop/thug image is ruining the NBA, and only an outsider can return the game to what Naismith envisioned.

33 posted on 10/20/2005 2:29:48 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Harmful or Fatal if Swallowed)
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To: dollar_dog

To me it is a state's rights issue (in a sense). Each team can police their team members. That way, the world will see what that city can produce.


34 posted on 10/20/2005 2:30:38 PM PDT by TerryNSpace
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To: quark; windcliff

LOL!!


35 posted on 10/20/2005 2:30:46 PM PDT by stylecouncilor
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To: texianyankee
"Who cares if the roundballers tuck in their shirts?"

Its the NBA superstar attitude that makes me want to puke. I dont care what they wear. But in my job, and other professions, if we went crying to the media that our boss makes us tuck in our shirt, we would get fired. Its the unprofessional attitude that dominates the NBA, that is the point. NBA reminds me of Hollywood actors. I enjoy watching them entertain me, until one of them gets infront of a camera and opens their mouth. After listening to them whine and gripe about the sacrifices they make for thier millions (like tucking in a shirt), I get mad at them.

36 posted on 10/20/2005 2:31:06 PM PDT by GregoTX (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Smogger
I think it's basically retarded.

That sounds like something my teenage daughter would say. To her, everything she doesn't like is "retarded".

37 posted on 10/20/2005 2:31:33 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: plewis1250

Yes, Tim Duncan is a total class act.

BUT... the predominant commercial during the NFL Sunday & Monday night games shown in Singapore (Monday and Tuesday morning for us) is an NBA commercial - I think it's Nike or Reebock - with Allen Iverson at a pool table and his first words are "I'm not a gangster. I'm not a thug".

Well, if you don't have that image, then why do you have to say it first thing? That's probably the image that Stern wants to change, and the image that is turning off people around the world.


38 posted on 10/20/2005 2:32:42 PM PDT by American in Singapore (Who needs Comedy Central when we have liberals?)
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To: texianyankee

Well, if boring is winning three championships, I'll taking boring any day. In fact, I'm looking forward to being bored again this year.


39 posted on 10/20/2005 2:33:37 PM PDT by TerryNSpace
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To: Smogger

Here's the dress code from NBA.Com.

1. General Policy: Business Casual
Players are required to wear Business Casual attire whenever they are engaged in team or league business.

"Business Casual" attire means


A long or short-sleeved dress shirt (collared or turtleneck), and/or a sweater.
Dress slacks, khaki pants, or dress jeans.
Appropriate shoes and socks, including dress shoes, dress boots, or other presentable shoes, but not including sneakers, sandals, flip-flops, or work boots.


2. Exceptions to Business Casual

There are the following exceptions to the general policy of Business Casual attire:

a. Players In Attendance At Games But Not In Uniform

Players who are in attendance at games but not in uniform are required to wear the following additional items when seated on the bench or in the stands during the game:


Sport Coat
Dress shoes or boots, and socks
b. Players Leaving the Arena

Players leaving the arena may wear either Business Casual attire or neat warm-up suits issued by their teams.

c. Special Events or Appearances

Teams can make exceptions to the Business Casual policy for special events or player appearances where other attire is appropriate -- e.g., participation in a basketball clinic.

3. Excluded Items

The following is a list of items that players are not allowed to wear at any time while on team or league business:


Sleeveless shirts
Shorts
T-shirts, jerseys, or sports apparel (unless appropriate for the event (e.g., a basketball clinic), team-identified, and approved by the team)
Headgear of any kind while a player is sitting on the bench or in the stands at a game, during media interviews, or during a team or league event or appearance (unless appropriate for the event or appearance, team-identified, and approved by the team)
Chains, pendants, or medallions worn over the player's clothes
Sunglasses while indoors
Headphones (other than on the team bus or plane, or in the team locker room)

Nothing about tucking a shirt in.


40 posted on 10/20/2005 2:33:53 PM PDT by AgentEcho (If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers)
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