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NBA Bans 'Ninja-Style Headware' for Upcoming Season

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NBA Bans 'Ninja-Style Headware' for Upcoming Season

NBA Bans 'Ninja-Style Headware' for Upcoming Season

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


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