Of Books and Covers and Basketball Players…

This just in from the NBA…players will be required to abide by a dress code this season. Says the story over at Breitbart.com

Players will be required to wear business-casual attire when involved in team or league business. They can’t wear visible chains, pendants or medallions over their clothes.

Of course, this policy is racist and racially motivated, according to those expert social scientists who make up the NBA players’ association. Check some of their responses to the league’s policy.

Indiana Pacers’ guard Stephen Jackson – who, by the way, was suspended for 30 games following that attack on the Detroit Pistons’ fans last fall –

…said the league is afraid of becoming “too hip-hop.” In protest, he wore four chains to the Pacers’ exhibition game against San Antonio on Tuesday night.

Philadelphia’s own paragon of virtue and resident model of class and restraint, Allen Iverson (if Iverson is “The Answer”, it must be a really stupid question) chimed in with this gem…

I don’t think that’s still going to help the image of the league at all.

Golden State guard Jason Richardson summed up his thoughts…

Just because you dress a certain way doesn’t mean you’re that way.

Hey, a guy could come in with baggy jeans, a do-rag and have a Ph.D., and a person who comes in with a suit could be a three-time felon. So, it’s not what you wear, it’s how you present yourself.

Well said, Mr. Richardson. It is all about how you present yourself.