Comments: NBA Dress Code

Amen, sister!

Posted by Ith at October 20, 2005 04:39 PM

The really sad part is that this issue is so polarizing. You would think that there would be no controversy with millionaire professionals dressing as such. Honestly, I wouldn't think a dress code would be necessary. I'd think they would do it as a matter of course.

The other thing that occurs to me is that if we are all so special, isn't that just a way of making sure that none of us is?

Well written, btw.

Posted by Phoenix at October 21, 2005 08:49 AM

I feel bad for Charles.

Here is a man who had a commercial which stated loud and clear: "I am not a role model"!! And it couldn't be more true.

It is tragic to me to hear him or anyone else speak of the black community like that. Black is always bad in America. These young players are everything for young black kids ~ for once our (black) youth can see that they can accomplish whatever they want in life, despite being stereotypes in this society. They see people who look like them, and come from similar situations overcoming the odds and making it.

What is wrong with a throwback jersey? It really honors players that were getting screwed over by the leagues. Many young black designers/owners are doing well worldwide. Sean John, Rocawear, Fubu. These are young men who wore nothing but sagging jeans and what not, but became saavy business execs, STILL wearing jeans. There is more than one way to achieve in this world.

Charles, you be a role model for once by encouraging our young to want to OWN a company, not grow up and look a certain way to GET A JOB. That is a slave mentality that "they" want to keep us trapped in, and your helping. Embrace change and evolution.

They certainly play hip hop on EVERY commercial, and talk hip hop on SportCenter, and play rap in EVERY arena. They don't mind making money off of "urban" music and talents, but they want you to "look" a certain way. I say it is BULLSHIT.

Remember the biggest THUG in the world wears a suit and tie and has us in Iraq dying for nothing.

Posted by Raymond Stone at November 5, 2005 09:01 PM

Comment: Other than incredible opportunity and talent, which not every person can claim or much less count on, how did everyone else get to the top to OWN a company? It was starting at the bottom and working their way up, not relying on getting their big break so they can dress more comfortably.
I'm glad that they play hip-hop and rap everywhere, it's because everyone enjoys the music, and rappers can dress how they want to as it's a way of promoting their music. Everyone else in the business world, including every other sports, whether it has blacks or not, dresses professionally, and it is not racist. The whites wore bling too and they have to change as well. It's time that people stop assuming that blacks can't look good and succeed without being white. It's a step EVERYONE takes to succeed, race does not play in. What's the deal about hating looking professional? If that's all someone is asking professionals to look, I think they'll live. Or quit and pout with their bling.

Secondly, how does Iraq tie into this? Random comment that is lacking information. Dying for nothing is a big claim to make without any evidence.

Posted by Hobbit at November 28, 2005 03:28 PM

We're doing this topic for apart of debte this month. I agree with everything you and Barkley are saying -- about being rolemodels. I like your outlook on this topic =)

Posted by Lauren at November 29, 2005 08:28 AM

Everyone of you bitches should stop hounding on the ALMIGHTY Charles Barkley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by ? at November 30, 2005 02:43 PM