NBA dress code
There’s been a lot of noise in the media about the new dress code being instituted by the NBA, and I thought we here at Spurs Dynasty should put our two cents in.
My take is (relatively) short and sweet:
The NBA certainly has the right to do this, just like any other employer.
The players should suck it up and deal with it – as they should even if they weren’t being paid assloads of money.
Is it racist? No. It’s primarily about money, as most business decisions are. The people in charge of the NBA think that by appealing to the wealthier segment of their audience and potential audience, they can make more money. But yes, it is primarily intended to target the hip-hop, “thuggy” style of dress popular among younger players. As such, like many things in America, it has inevitable racial overtones. But that’s different from being racist.
Finally…dress codes suck ass. I personally detest wearing formal clothing, as anyone who knows me could easily guess. And I feel a certain amount of sympathy for our own TD, who has complained about it. But as long as people are shallow (i.e. forever), there will always be superficial shit like dress codes to deal with.
Your thoughts, guys?
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