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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

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Harsh words for the commish from that thug Timmy-D.

Baseball players get to wear big chains DURING the game, and have 20-30 fights a year but basketball players are all thugs? ;-)

1 posted on 10/20/2005 2:04:47 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: Smogger

" I think it's basically retarded."
An expert on the subject


2 posted on 10/20/2005 2:07:44 PM PDT by txroadhawg ("Stuck on stupid? I invented stupid! " Al Gore)
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To: Smogger
Wonder if mental health advocates will rip this guy a new one for using the word retarded...?
3 posted on 10/20/2005 2:07:55 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Smogger

Stern can go suck eggs.....


4 posted on 10/20/2005 2:07:58 PM PDT by texianyankee
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To: txroadhawg

Do you even know who Tim Duncan is? He is hardly an 'expert on the retardation'. To the contrary, he is one of the most upstanding NBA players.


5 posted on 10/20/2005 2:09:26 PM PDT by dolphin558
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To: Smogger

Personally, I have not watched since Bill Russell retired. I hope their ratings continue to suffer and they all go bankrupt. I wouldn't pay a thin dime to watch these thugs play what they call basketball. They are a joke.


6 posted on 10/20/2005 2:10:31 PM PDT by babydoll22 (If you stop growing as a person you live in your own private hell.)
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To: Smogger
"....NBA spokesman said Duncan would have to tuck his shirt..... "

Whiney spoiled millionares. Most people with jobs have to tuck in their shirt, and for less money. Hey Duncan, STFU and collect you big bucks.

7 posted on 10/20/2005 2:10:36 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 can't wait for the NBA to go bankrupt


8 posted on 10/20/2005 2:12:16 PM PDT by Irontank (Let them revere nothing but religion, morality and liberty -- John Adams)
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To: dolphin558

To the contrary, he is one of the most upstanding NBA "players."

Which is why i'm surprised he's pouting about about having to conform to a dress code at work.


9 posted on 10/20/2005 2:12:22 PM PDT by Rebelbase (""As far as I can tell, she (Miers) is every bit as conservative as George Bush." --NCsteve (FR))
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To: dolphin558
To the contrary, he is one of the most upstanding NBA players

Sort of like saying you're one of the smartest posters on DU

10 posted on 10/20/2005 2:14:19 PM PDT by Irontank (Let them revere nothing but religion, morality and liberty -- John Adams)
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To: GregoTX

John Barry said on the local radio here this morning that he tolerates stupidity in the NBA but just tolerates it. He was referring to Marcus Camby (10 million per year) demanded the players be given a clothing stipend. That's it. Screw em.


11 posted on 10/20/2005 2:15:04 PM PDT by kinghorse
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To: Smogger
I agree. "Don't dress like a hood," is good. Making these people wear suits and ties is unprofessional.
12 posted on 10/20/2005 2:15:39 PM PDT by unspun (unspun.info | What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: Rebelbase; All

Well, he just is annoyed with the dress code. Timmy has NEVER been one to argue, fight, or lead that "thuggish" lifestyle. NONE of the Spurs have. The Spurs are outstanding players and tremendous role models, and he is just upset because his shirt on the sideline will now have to be tucked in. This is from the fella that only tucks his jersey in when he is asked to by the refs. He is constantly having to be reminded to tuck that jersey in!
Great fella, you all need to stop knocking this fella... he was just letting out, thats all.
- plewis1250


13 posted on 10/20/2005 2:16:33 PM PDT by plewis1250
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To: dolphin558

He's not very upstanding in this quote. He's vulgar and emotional. My company has a dress code, as do most companies, and I don't whine about it. They are just big babies playing a children's game.


14 posted on 10/20/2005 2:17:38 PM PDT by Huck (Miers Miers Miers Miers Miers--I'm mired in Miers.)
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To: GregoTX
"Most people with jobs have to tuck in their shirt, and for less money. Hey Duncan, STFU and collect you big bucks."

Most of the fans who go to basketball games dont tuck in their shirts...hell, some dont even wear shirts.... Who cares if the roundballers tuck in their shirts? Obviously Stern does.

15 posted on 10/20/2005 2:17:48 PM PDT by texianyankee
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To: Irontank

Wow... you don't know Duncan, do you?
NONE of the Spurs are bad guys... they are America's team... tremendous guys... and great Christians.
- plewis1250


16 posted on 10/20/2005 2:18:36 PM PDT by plewis1250
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To: plewis1250

you are so right on about Tim.....Timmy is da man....


17 posted on 10/20/2005 2:20:24 PM PDT by texianyankee
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To: plewis1250

Agreed... Timmy is a great player and not a thug... He had David Robinson to train/educate him through his beginning years....

(note my name... DJL_SA... DJL in San Antonio ;-) )


18 posted on 10/20/2005 2:21:42 PM PDT by djl_sa
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To: kinghorse

Yep, I ran out of patience for the cry babys in the NBA. They sure have it rough.


19 posted on 10/20/2005 2:22:26 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: texianyankee
Stern can go suck eggs.....

I agree, how dare the head of a league tell a contract employee what to wear. Why if I were that contract employee, I'd take my talents elsewhere.

20 posted on 10/20/2005 2:22:43 PM PDT by steveo (Member: Fathers Against Rude Television)
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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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To: GregoTX
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.

Like anyone has to go looking for a reporter to gripe to. If I had a guarenteed contract and some reporter wandered up to me asking what I thought about my jobs over the top dress code code I would tell him what I thought. Reporters are eager to generate comments like this. They know the players don't like the new dress code. Who the Hell does like a dress code? So they set to find a player that's not a afraid to say what they think. The question is how many players did they have to interview before they found some choice comments like "retarded" or Stehphen Jacksons "racist" comment to create a headline from?

41 posted on 10/20/2005 2:36:24 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: Smogger
joined the Indiana Pacers' Stephen Jackson

I am a Pacers fan but this is not hard to say: Stephen Jackson you are an IDIOT!

42 posted on 10/20/2005 2:37:30 PM PDT by sausageseller (Look out for the jackbooted spelling police. There! Everywhere!(revised cause the "man" accosted me!)
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To: AgentEcho

Sounds quite reasonable


43 posted on 10/20/2005 2:42:38 PM PDT by TerryNSpace
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To: texianyankee

You must be a Dallas or Houston fan because the Spurs are ANYTHING but boring!


44 posted on 10/20/2005 2:43:49 PM PDT by princess leah (\)
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To: dolphin558
Stern, carying out punisment for violations of the dress code, will take back 1 MVP trophy for every infraction.

And this debauchery will never be accepted...T-shirts and hats in public.
45 posted on 10/20/2005 2:44:07 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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To: Smogger
"Who the Hell does like a dress code?"

Now now now ... lets not say bad things about dress codes.


46 posted on 10/20/2005 2:44:18 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: American in Singapore

Oh I agree about the rest of the NBA... they have an image problem. But I can GURANTEE those words would not have come out of Tim's mouth had it not required "Business casual" (aka tucked in)... had they gone after just the rediculous shirts and gawdy chains and stuff... it would have been just fine...
- plewis1250


47 posted on 10/20/2005 2:55:46 PM PDT by plewis1250
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To: AgentEcho

>>>And this debauchery will never be accepted...T-shirts and hats in public.

Unless of course you are wearing NBA licensed hats and t-shirts.


48 posted on 10/20/2005 2:58:21 PM PDT by NC28203
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To: Huck
My company has a dress code, as do most companies, and I don't whine about it.

My job doesn't have a dresscode, but I still wear a suit and tie to work.

That said, if my company started forcing a dresscode to and from work, yea I would throw a fit.

The dress code for NBA players at work is sneakers, a jersey and shorts.

This is for when they are not working but on the way to work and back or if they injured but appear at the games.

49 posted on 10/20/2005 3:04:25 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Smogger
I was a huge NBA fan for years. Loved the Jazz through the 80's and 90's. But the NBA has continued to degrade itself to the lowest common denominator in our society. 80% of these guys would be out selling crack or pimping if they weren't blessed with the talent to shoot a ball.

Over the past few years I have had this discussion with friends. We all agree that it is Stern's fault. He let the NBA evolve into the disgusting display it is today. It is so "urban" (read: gangsta) that I have absolutley no interest. The style of basketball they play is one-on-one showboating instead of the graceful team sport it used to be.

After the brawl in Detroit, I vowed that I would never spend another penny on the NBA. I don't watch the games, I don't go to them, etc. I also have boycotted all of the other major professional sports for the same reason.

This dress code is a sad attempt to enhance the league's image, but it's too little, too late. The NBA players are a bunch of thugs and the league's leadership has allowed it to happen.

50 posted on 10/20/2005 3:04:36 PM PDT by dl5192
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