When the NBA established a dress code in 2005, no one could have predicted that they would take it to such extremes. Recently the league banned “performance-enhancing” sneakers, which were believed to provide an unfair advantage to wearers. Now they have added yet another rule to the league’s dress code: players are prohibited from wearing upside down headbands. Seriously.
Boston Celtics point guard, Rajan Rondo, is one of the players most notorious for sporting the upside down headband look on-court. But in the Celtics’ season opener against Miami earlier this week, Rondo’s “NBA fashion faux pas” was noticeably absent. The poster boy for headbands wasn’t even wearing one right-side up.
Only the NBA could allow a simple fashion statement to stir up so much controversy. The headwear ban is especially interesting, since it was the NBA who issued the standard headbands to every team a few years ago. Whether upside down or not, the NBA logo is still visible, which was their goal. And back in 2006, Chicago Bulls’ Ben Wallace was benched for violating a team rule which prohibited wearing a headband during a game.
Is this NBA dress code getting out of hand? What do you think?
- Glam Gal -