Mike Bass Rumors
“The ninja-style headwear is not part of the NBA uniform and hasn’t been through the league approval process,” Bass told ESPN in a statement. “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.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The NBA notified teams that it won’t allow players to wear “ninja-style headwear” this season, NBA spokesman Mike Bass tells ESPN. The headwear “…hasn’t been through the league approval process. Teams have raised concerns regarding safety and consistency of size, length …”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Bass: “When some players began wearing them last season, we didn’t want to cause a disruption by intervening midseason…” NBA notified teams in May that the headwear “would not be a part of this seasons uniforms.”
The full report obtained by ESPN lists 81 total calls, non-calls and violations. It concludes that those 81 instances cost Houston a total of 18.6 points in that game. In its own reports, the league does not attach point values to missed calls and non-calls. “As we told the Rockets, we do not agree with their methodology,” Mike Bass, an NBA spokesman, told ESPN on Monday.