Why do NBA Players Wear Sleeves
Why do NBA players wear tights? I have to admit, from a pure visual perspective, I have to agree with her, that they look ridiculous. As an avid sports fan, and particularly a fan of basketball, I have to swallow my pride and come up with something rational to explain the phenomenon that is fashion in the NBA. Truthfully, NBA fashion off the court, is becoming just as horrendous and embarrassing as on the court. While I don't make a vocation to pay much attention to men's www.valentinoshoessale.co.uk fashion, as I'm a jeans and tshirt type kind of guy, even for the simpleton that I am when it comes to fashion, I have the sense to recognize bad fashion as bad fashion when I see it.
The Basketball Sleeve: The start of the latest on court fadWe didn't just all of a sudden start seeing players wear spandex. But the movement does have an undesignated leader. In 2000 and 2001, Allen Iverson had consistent injuries to his right elbow. Allen suffered from bursitis, and consequently felt comforted by having compression around his elbow. While this has no medical benefit whatsoever, as bursitis is not treated by compression, rather steroids, antiinflammatory medication, or quite simply, rest, it did provide a mental pacifier. Given that Allen Iverson was one of the best point guards in the NBA at this time, and one of the most prolific players of his generation, his fad caught on and other follower's started wearing the basketball sleeve. But the argument or division between NBA players wearing tights, or sleeves as a fashion statement, vs medical device can be traced even before Allen Iverson.
The follow the leader mentality really got its start before Allen Iverson, by a player named Michael Jordan. Anyone who is a big enough basketball fan knows two things about Michael Jordan. One, he would sometimes wear his UNC shorts, under his Bull's shorts, and 2, that he often wore a strap around his knee. In Michael's defense, this strap, which is often a velcro/elastic band did serve a valid medical purpose, as "jumper's knee" or Pateller Tendonitis, can be somewhat alleviated by restricting movement of the tendon running from the tibia to the platella. But once Mike started wearing it, soon others began to follow. So goes the saying, "If I could be Like Mike". Michael Jordan redefined the commercialization opportunities for sports, and thus opened the door for the debacle for NBA fashion today.
Swan Lake, or Men in TightsEnter, the selfproclaimed "Chosen One". If you don't think this guy has a big enough ego, check out his back tattoo below. For this egomaniac, he doesn't just selfproclaim himself the chosen one, but also, King James. But this article isn't for the purpose of knocking Lebron's ego, rather his proliferation of the the latest NBA gaffe: NBA players wearing leggings, tights and spandex. Just like Mike, If Lebron Jame's, or Kobe wore it, it must be ok. These players look more like ballerina's than basketball players.