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Unfortuantely..many of these players are looked upto by children. With that said, they should act and dress accordingly. Now with that is... well its all POV.

The very idea that it is a racial thing "pisses" me off. Not EVERYTHING is racial! I hate when people play the race card!

If the commisioner is trying to bring up the look of the NBA this is certainly a good way at going at it. He has a biz to run.

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Too frekin long to read. Esecially about basketball.
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I think Stern needed to stay out of it. The owners should have a dress code and enforce it.

Jordan, Bird, Magic, etc etc etc, all looked like professionals when they weren't playing, and acted like professionals on the court. Not now, it's like a bunch of multi-million dollar making 8 year olds out there that throw tantrums when they don't get what they want. No discipline, and no care for anyone but themselves. And that's why our "Dream Team" was a f'n joke and didn't even medal in the last Olympics. It's a huge problem, but Stern's problem is just a bandaid for what's really happening.

Highschool kids are getting these ridiculous contracts and they don't have a clue how to play team ball. That's the owners' faults for giving them the contracts, and our faults for supporting them.

Still though, I'll enjoy my Hornets season tix this year even more so when Ron Artest comes to town. Watch Sports Center that night. .
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The very idea that it is a racial thing "pisses" me off. Not EVERYTHING is racial! I hate when people play the race card!

I agree, it's bull****. If they looked like a bunch of skinheads or Hell's Angels on the sideline, it would be the same problem. Wear a f'n suit, you make enough money.
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I agree, it's bull****. If they looked like a bunch of skinheads or Hell's Angels on the sideline, it would be the same problem. Wear a f'n suit, you make enough money.
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Jordan, Bird, Magic, etc etc etc, all looked like professionals when they weren't playing, and acted like professionals on the court. Not now, it's like a bunch of multi-million dollar making 8 year olds out there that throw tantrums when they don't get what they want. No discipline, and no care for anyone but themselves. And that's why our "Dream Team" was a f'n joke and didn't even medal in the last Olympics. It's a huge problem, but Stern's problem is just a bandaid for what's really happening.

Highschool kids are getting these ridiculous contracts and they don't have a clue how to play team ball. That's the owners' faults for giving them the contracts, and our faults for supporting them.
The NBA is out of control! There is no loyalty, honor, or respect. The only thing that matters to many of the players is the size of their contracts, be it NBA contract or endorsements. I don't see anything wrong with a dress code. My employer requires a certain style of dress why would the NBA be any different. The players from back in the day carried themselves as professionals and looked the part. Now, the NBA is full of 18, 19, and 20 year olds that have no concept of the real world or how to be a professional in it. Although the enforced dress code is a step in the right direction, there is alot more that needs to be done.
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What's the problem? Looking respectable for the fans? I don't understand . We as adults really don't care what they do until we see the influence on the kids. Then we go to pieces. I bet he has a child acting and dressing like some of the players and is about it.

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The best thing to ever happen to basket ball was slam ball. Full contact basketball, with walls and a trampolines. I wish it was still on.

And best of all, it was played by average joes. Not multi millionaire pussies who piss and moan anytime something doesn't go their way.

I've only ever been to one NBA game (toronto Raptors) and it was a night of my life i'll never get back. I'm glad I didn't have to pay the $80 it cost for my $hitty seats.
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I think all of the NBA players should take it one step further and show up in pimped out 20 thousand dollar suits, gator shoes the whole nine. Then they'll change rules again. I feel racism DOES exist in the NBA....Why:

-- Mostly black players, so anytime there is a fight or scuffle the media blows it up more so than in any other sport. Hockey players are like 99% white and are allowed to fight cuz its "part of the game"...BS double standard...Then people say "its a contact sport" So is Football and when is the last time you've seen someone get hurt in a football fight where they were full pads and facemasks???

---Another thing, You can't wear chains over your clothes??? Gimme a F***N break. Long before blacks where rockin ice italians have been where gold chains outside there clothes. They just hate to see brothas rockin diamond/platinum chains that cost more than there houses.

--DooRags...How many white guys in the NBA you see wearin doo rags? Not only are they for looks but they do serve a purpose for keeping a certain hairstyle. So basically they want the player to dress nice and keep fugly hairstyles?

I'm gonna stop before my BP gets too high

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i would think one would want to dress to impress. they are representing a company, they have an image to project. i think this is a good thing. after all, you wouldn't hire an accountant or lawyer that sports cut off tees and a "thug life" tattoo, now would you? it's all about the image....
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The stupid part is that if they wear their gear that they HAVE to wear to work (uniform) home, they are in violation. I think the whole thing is a joke, if parents are that worried about what their children's role models dress like, then maybe they should be a bit MORE worried about WHO their kids role models are. Sorry, 99% of sports stars are not role model material. If they did some parenting on their own, theywouldnt have to pressure people into doing the parenting for them.

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I agree with the image is important. Look at your average hockey player: 2 teeth and they look homeless. Ricky williams grows his beard out the same way and he gets slammed for it but nobody talks about the hockey players.

Pro players should be viewed as players to children not role models I agree 100%. If the parents would do their job as "parents" then we wouldn't have to worry about the kids. Most wealthy parents hire Nanna's and sitters to do the dirty work and discipline(spell check) of raising their kids, so the parents aren't around to be "Role Models"
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What's the problem? Looking respectable for the fans? I don't understand . We as adults really don't care what they do until we see the influence on the kids. Then we go to pieces. I bet he has a child acting and dressing like some of the players and is about it.
Who cares about the kids, if the parents don't want the kids acting like idiots, maybe they should be parents for once instead of pointing fingers.

I'm sick of the U.S. getting humiliated in the Olympics by teams that had never even seen a basketball until the 90s.
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I feel racism DOES exist in the NBA....Why:

-- Mostly black players, so anytime there is a fight or scuffle the media blows it up more so than in any other sport. Hockey players are like 99% white and are allowed to fight cuz its "part of the game"...BS double standard...Then people say "its a contact sport" So is Football and when is the last time you've seen someone get hurt in a football fight where they were full pads and facemasks???

---Another thing, You can't wear chains over your clothes??? Gimme a F***N break. Long before blacks where rockin ice italians have been where gold chains outside there clothes. They just hate to see brothas rockin diamond/platinum chains that cost more than there houses.

--DooRags...How many white guys in the NBA you see wearin doo rags? Not only are they for looks but they do serve a purpose for keeping a certain hairstyle. So basically they want the player to dress nice and keep fugly hairstyles?

I'm gonna stop before my BP gets too high

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1. There are black players in the MLB and the benches clear a few times a year. So there goes that argument.

2. Italians with gold chains hanging out is tacky as hell too. If they players are going to make manly money, they can sure as hell at least attempt to act professional here and there. Issiah Thomas is saying the same thing, but I'm sure he's just a white guy trapped in a black point guard's body.

3. Doo rags.. it's not highschool, be a professional.

"That's racist, that's racist!" Bull****, it's life and everyone has to deal with it. It's just that some of us aren't given a convenient scape goat like the race card when things don't go our way. I'm supposed to feel pity for someone making millions per year that doesn't even play defense because they're not allowed to wear a f'n do-rag? lmao Right.
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