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No more tights Kobe!! (NBA cracking down on it!)

After instituting a "business casual" dress code and cracking down on the length of uniform shorts, the NBA has identified its next fashion crusade.

League and team sources have told ESPN.com that the NBA, starting next season, intends to ban the tights sported at various points this season by several players, including three MVP candidates: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

Although NBA officials are not publicly commenting on the issue, sources say that the league simply does not like the look of players wearing visible hose. It's believed that the league office, which already has regulations in place to curtail short lengths, can unilaterally outlaw tights by simply amending its uniform code before the 2006-07 season.

Sources say that the NBA informed its 30 teams at last month's competition committee meeting in Houston that tights would be banned immediately after All-Star Weekend. But the league wound up holding off on that ban, perhaps to avoid a new controversy after the initial furor sparked by the off-court dress code faded quickly and quietly.

Players who wish to wear tights are required to send the league a written request from a team doctor detailing a "medical need" for the leggings. That's because the league, according to sources, believes that some players are merely wearing them because they like the look.

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Re: No more tights Kobe!! (NBA cracking down on it!)

I wonder whats next?


NO more headbands?


NO more chest pumping?


NO more cheering from the bench?


Shorts length must be 7 inches above the players knee level?


I love how Stern globalized and marketed the game, but sometimes he's damn too much.
 

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After instituting a "business casual" dress code and cracking down on the length of uniform shorts, the NBA has identified its next fashion crusade.



League and team sources have told ESPN.com that the NBA, starting next season, intends to ban the tights sported at various points this season by several players, including three MVP candidates: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2390599
 

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I don't see how David Stern possibly thinks wearing tight is a fashion statement. Professional athletes have been wearing tights in all range of sports. Cyclists, baseball players, football players...some players just wear it underneath their uniform so it doesn't show. Tights to me is just a better solution to wearing knee high socks, it keeps the body warm.
 

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Pointless, absolutely pointless, most players wear it for FUNCTION, not fashion, why this is a issue is beyond me.
 
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