I see this being a bargining chip for the players! You watch... it will be in contracts... just like the spoiled, "self important" brats that most pro athletetes are!Unless approved by one's team,
Gas Man said:The very idea that it is a racial thing "pisses" me off. Not EVERYTHING is racial! I hate when people play the race card! :damn: :cursin:
:iagree: You made good points in both posts!Pigface1 said: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.
:iagree: 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.Pigface1 said: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.
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.jeeps84 said:What's the problem? Looking respectable for the fans? I don't understand :scratch: . We as adults really don't care what they do until we see the influence on the kids. :yikes: Then we go to pieces. I bet he has a child acting and dressing like some of the players and is :cursin: about it.
1. There are black players in the MLB and the benches clear a few times a year. So there goes that argument.tC Driver said: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 :yikes: