Headband Ban To End

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  1. Kyoto

    Kyoto Well-Known Member

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    The headband rule came into effect when people in the early 2000s started to wear them as a fashion statement. People like Iverson made them popular and Jerry was against anything that could be deemed as a distraction.

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  2. Jazzmix

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    Isn't headband primary goal the comfort of the player? (preventing the sweat from running down). Also one of the main things in sport's psychology is routine. Why force someone to stop wearing it if he did it during his whole career on different teams. As far as uniformity goes I could understand the rule like "you are only allowed to wear plain white band". But total ban was too much in my opinion.
     
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  3. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    Mike Conley cares.

    Thanks for the question.
     
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    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    AK ruined AK.
     
  5. Scat

    Scat Well-Known Member

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    They all wore the same color shoes. Different brands but all wore white due to the team unity thing. I remember the first time thy wore black shoes. Deron Williams initiated it and Sloan was fine with it as long as everyone wore black shoes, which they did.
     
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  6. Scat

    Scat Well-Known Member

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    The "headband rule" was a thing waaaaaaay before the early 2000's.
     
  7. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Fine.
    Big dog Carr and his glasses.

    Fesenko and his wristbands.

    The point here is that it's untrue that they all wore everything the same. That it was everyone or no one. There were exceptions.
    It was a stupid rule


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  8. Kyoto

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    I'm not sure that's true. There were only a couple of players in the league that actually wore a headband before the early 2000s. Cliff Robinson is the only player that comes to mind but I'm sure there were others. Out of 450ish players in the league and only a couple wore a headband would suggest that players didnt want to wear them, so no need for a rule

    It's like, having traffic signs when the model-t was invented. There wasnt a need for it

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  9. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

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    Jerry outlawed them long before the 2000’s LMAO
     
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  10. Scat

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    Carr had a medical reason to wear glasses. "Carr suffered a lacerated eyeball that prevented his retina from adjusting to light normally and resulted in headaches. As a result, Carr began wearing his trademark sunglasses..." Pretty hard to tell a guy with a bum eye that he can't wear glasses because nobody else does.

    The wristbands is all you've got. Malone wore wristbands for a good portion of his career as well. Not sure why Sloan felt they were acceptable.
     
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  11. NUMBERICA

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    Because people ****ing sweat. Which is the point of this entire thing.
     
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  12. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

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    Actually, players were wearing headbands as early as the 60’s-70’s then players for the most part stopped wearing them in the 90’s. Sloan outlawed them the moment he took the coaching job.
     
  13. Kyoto

    Kyoto Well-Known Member

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    Sloan outlawed them when people weren't wanting to wear them? That doesn't make sense

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  14. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

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    Sloan took over in the 80’s and he didn’t outright ban them. It was either everyone wears them or no one wears them as a togetherness thing.

    https://www.slcdunk.com/reader-poll...-history-is-it-time-to-ditch-the-headband-ban

    Don’t let yer butt cheeks flap unchecked. Get yer facts right next time, before you sound like an idiot.
     
  15. Scat

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    There were a couple of scrubs back in the day that wore them. Patrick Ewing, Bill Walton & Wilt Chamberlain all come to mind.
     
  16. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    The wristbands is all I need

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  17. TheStormofWar

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    Yeah, you never watched Sloan coach.
     
  18. TheStormofWar

    TheStormofWar Well-Known Member

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    I believe Layden did, actually. Sloan simply left up to the team as a whole. All or nothing basically, but he never banned them outright. Fact: The team never wore black sneakers because of Ostertag.

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    https://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=4664380&itype=NGPSID

     
  19. Kyoto

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    Oh of course they did, I was more or less talking about the 90s when it was only worn by a couple of people. Dr j wore one and a lot of people did in the 70s and early 80s

    Edit... Ewing didnt wear a headband
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  20. Kyoto

    Kyoto Well-Known Member

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    Hah ok

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