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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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Stern can go suck eggs.....


4 posted on 10/20/2005 2:07:58 PM PDT by texianyankee
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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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"....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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
Poor 41%
Fair 29%
Good 22%
Excellent 9%
Total Votes: 49,877
Note on Poll Results


55 posted on 10/20/2005 4:11:24 PM PDT by rang1995 (They will love us when we win)
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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.


66 posted on 10/20/2005 6:19:25 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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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??!?


68 posted on 10/20/2005 6:37:49 PM PDT by szweig
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