The New York Daily News’ Mitch Lawrence on the NBA’s new dress code :

The complaints from NBA players this past week were ridiculous, by and large. If the league were in such fantastic shape, selling out every game, drawing big ratings numbers and enjoying the kind of popularity it had in the ’80s, then there would not be a need to start addressing some of the fundamental problems that Stern finally came to see..

Indeed, for years I’ve heard people say they’d gladly shell out $70 to see the New Jersey Nets if someone could promise that the players would dress better off the court.