‘Ninja-style headwear’ no longer allowed in NBA

The NBA won’t allow players to wear “ninja-style headwear” this season.

Several players — including the Miami Heat‘s Jimmy Butler, the New Orleans PelicansJrue Holiday, the LA ClippersMontrezl Harrell, the Minnesota TimberwolvesKarl-Anthony Towns and the Brooklyn NetsJarrett Allen — regularly wore the headgear a season ago.

The NBA never had a formal process to approve the headgear, and allowed players to wear it during the 2018-19 season because, spokesman Mike Bass told ESPN, “We didn’t want to cause a disruption by intervening midseason.”

The NBA notified teams in May that the headbands wouldn’t be a part of this season’s approved uniforms.

The NBA’s competition committee planned to discuss the headwear as part of its meetings in Chicago on Monday, Bass said.

“The ninja-style headwear is not part of the NBA uniform and hasn’t been through the league approval process,” Bass told ESPN in a statement. “Teams have raised concerns regarding safety and consistency of size, length and how they are tied which requires a thorough review before consideration of any rule change.

“When some players began wearing them last season, we didn’t want to cause a disruption by intervening midseason, but we notified our teams in May that they would not be part of this season’s uniforms.”

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Kyrie Irving laughs in face of trade rumors, opts-in with Nets
Agent: Durant has requested trade from Nets
Malcolm Brogdon trade details: Brad Stevens and Celtics find a point guard
The NBA offseason is a time for dreaming
Irving says he’s returning to Nets next season

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.