Wednesday, October 19, 2005

A question about The Answer

The NBA has issued a new dress code for its players that will go into effect on November 1. This new code is displeasing to some of the players, but it only applies when they're on official NBA business.

In the picture below, how many NBA dress code violations do you see?

7 comments:

lisa :) said...

Two...no Three... Four??? Hee hee. I like the whole dress code thing though. Sports stars are still professionals and it makes sense that they should maintain that image to the public. It kind of reminds me of the movie Coach Carter where the titled character (played by Samuel Jackson) made his urban high school basketball team wear suit coats with ties on game days. Great flick BTW - if you haven't seen it check it out.

Westy said...

I thought Mark Cuban had an interesting perspective on this.
I totally agree with his thoughts on the fact that NBA players are perceived as 'thugs'. They, of course, are not any moreso than other members of our generation are.

Deshaun said...

Telling another man how to dress? I don't like it one bit. Its funny how "thugs" are the ones making Stren all the millions the league has generated over the years while dressing hip hop! Like Iverson said, its all fake to me! Trying to look like something you're not!

middle westy said...

As long as they receive a stipend I think it's a good idea.

lisa :) said...

I have to play devil's advocate on this issue. I mean cry me a river that they might have to buy their own sport coats. Do you know how many unemployed LAS grads I know that had to buy their own interview clothing?? And I'm talking about people that are lucky to get 30K/year IF they get hired. And how about teachers (who are known for being underpaid/overworked) - why isn't anyone whining that they should get a stipend for providing their own professional work wear? Why should sports professionals get treated differently from the rest of the working world???

Oneway said...

Bottom line: The NBA is a business that has every right to dictate a dress code for its employees, without providing a stipend. If players don't like it, they of course have the right to ball in Greece.

Anonymous said...

Personally I think the whole thing is a bunch of bogus propaganda. These athletes continue to be compared to the rest of Corporate America when they generate all of the money for the NBA. Do you think microsoft tells Bill Gates what to wear. It's clearly racially and culturally motivated. Get over it it's going to remain a trend no matter what.