September 2019

NBA Bans 'Ninja-Style Headware' for Upcoming Season

The NBA allowed players to wear the headgear during the 2018-2019 season. . We didn't want to cause a disruption by intervening midseason. , Mike Bass, NBA spokesman, via ESPN. Several players wore the headgear on a regular basis last season. . The marquee players included Jimmy Butler, Jrue Holiday, . Montrezl Harrell, Karl-Anthony Towns and Jarrett Allen. . Teams were notified in May that the headgear would not be approved for the 2019-2020 NBA season. . The ninja-style headwear is not part of the NBA uniform and hasn't been through the league approval process. , Mike Bass, via ESPN. 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. , Mike Bass, via ESPN