Earlier this year
NBA Player Dress Code
Have had the chance to get some NBA games in over the Summer break, and noticed some of the pre/during/post game outfits that some players were wearing.
I remember hearing a few years ago, Stern was trying to implement a dress code for players. Was he successful ? If so, has it been altered under the CBA or just not enforced ?
I know we live in a with Social media, where someone with a unique style can generate more instagram followers and then generate more income, but seriously, some of those outfits have to be taking the piss. Dressing up just to get attention.
At half time of a Dallas game, I watched as the players waled down the tunnel into their rooms, and they were two players (I think) who had on slacks and a Dallas polo. And damn it looked so much better and more professional than what a lot of players are sitting in courtside.
I know in NFL, the bio photos of the players are in suits, and when standing on the sidelines, are all decked out in team gear, when not playing. Same with AFL, all players in team polo.
Why isn't this enforced on the NBA players too ? They're essentially representing their team/employer, shouldn't they be dressed professionally to represent them ?