We’ve learned this offseason that Nike is really stubborn with its policies. After the Anthony Davis trade to the Los Angeles Lakers, the manufacturer truncated the Purple and Gold plans to give AD the number 23 jersey that belongs to LeBron James.
Moreover, now the brand is trying to prevent players from using one accessory that became very popular last season.
According to Mike Scott, the multinational, along with the NBA, won’t allow players to wear the ninja-style headband in games. We’ve seen players using regular headbands since always, but last season several players opted to wear the ninja-style one.
According to @mikescott, @Nike and @NBA have banned the ninja-style tied headbands that became so popular last year. According to Scott, Nike said they appeared “unprofessional”. 🏀 Bad move IMO, as players and fans loved this new style #NBA pic.twitter.com/PCJic2n446
— “Crazy” Jay Larrananga (@ZakBagu) 7 de septiembre de 2019
They came to that conclusion as they reportedly think this specific headband makes players look ‘unprofessional’.
Start a petition lol send it to Nike. Cuz it’s definitely ova wit lol https://t.co/TqNvHby6mi
— Mike Scott (@mikescott) 6 de septiembre de 2019
It’s hard to imagine why they think that, and what is their concept of professionalism when it comes to NBA players. Fans and players love this style, and they don’t seem to have a problem with it. This was so popular last season, and this move won’t be welcomed by fans, and especially players.