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Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Millionaire plays the race card: Indiana Pacer Stephen Jackson, who gets paid millions to play a game, has called the new NBA dress code "racist" because it prohibits the wearing of jewelry worn over clothing -- think Mr. T.


Jackson voiced no opposition to the bulk of the "business casual" demands in the NBA's new dress code, but he described the jewelry ban as "attacking young black males."

"I think it's a racist statement because a lot of the guys who are wearing chains are my age and are black," said Jackson, 27. "I wore all my jewelry today to let it be known that I'm upset with it.

"I'll wear a suit every day. I think we do need to look more professional because it is a business. A lot of guys have gotten sloppy with the way they dress. But it's one thing to [enforce a] dress code and it's another thing if you're attacking cultures, and that's what I think they're doing."


Dumb.

Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

Maybe it's not about race. Maybe it's a health issue. NBA commissioner David Stern probably watched "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" this past weekend.


Cheryl: Well, after you left, he started getting into drugs and stuff. Things got really bad when he...
Jack Spade: Well, what? Cheryl, come on.
Cheryl: He started wearing gold chains, Jack.
Jack Spade: Oh God, no!


We don't need anymore people OGing.

9:38 PM

Comments:
Typical of the unthinking. Stephen Jackson bases his charge of racism on the outcome of the rule. I'm pretty sure the rule doesn't say "blacks can't wear jewelry" it says "players can't wear jewelry."

Stern should be careful. Jackson was one of the thugs who got into that big brawl last year at the Pistons-Pacers game.
 
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