Baseball players get to wear big chains DURING the game, and have 20-30 fights a year but basketball players are all thugs? ;-)
" I think it's basically retarded."
An expert on the subject
Stern can go suck eggs.....
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.
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.
I can't wait for the NBA to go bankrupt
Anyone who donates that much money to libs is basically retarded!
We should be hearing from the Sharptons and Jacksons of the world shortly.
Basically, what's with the overuse of the word 'basically?'
That sounds like something my teenage daughter would say. To her, everything she doesn't like is "retarded".
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:
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:
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.
I am a Pacers fan but this is not hard to say: Stephen Jackson you are an IDIOT!
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.
aol vote so far
What do you think of the NBA's new dress code?
It's about time 58%
Players should dress nicely, but it shouldn't be a policy 26%
It's ridiculous 15%
How would you rate the NBA's image?
Total Votes: 49,877
Note on Poll Results
David Robinson might not have liked the dress code either, though his background as a graduate of Anapolis would have made it more platable, but he certainly would have expressed it better than this unflattering quote. I expected better from Tim Duncan.
For your approval, again -- my modest proposal to improve the image of the NBA.
Stern asnnounces that ten years from this date the league will no longer hire any new players with visible tattoos. Players under contract at that time will not be affected. The ten year delay is to allow the young bucks to think about what they want to do with their lives ( and to protect against the hideous lawyers who would certainly jump on this one.) Comments??!?