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
, 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