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MacBytes
Nov 16, 2004, 11:09 AM
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Link: NBA bans iPod during pregame warm-ups (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20041116120950)
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Elan0204
Nov 16, 2004, 11:21 AM
"Proper attire," I don't think so. This is all about the fact that Apple doesn't have to pay for the advertising they get from an NBA player wearing an iPod on the court. I bet if Apple were paying the NBA to let its players wear iPods before the game, suddenly it would become acceptable attire.

macridah
Nov 16, 2004, 11:43 AM
I want a better explaination from the NBA. That is just pure silliness to not allow players to use a ipod, or any music device, during pre-game workouts.

Veldek
Nov 16, 2004, 11:44 AM
The players can have all kinds of haircuts, tattoos, glasses etc. but when one player has an iPod during warmup it is wrong. What's wrong with the NBA, I wonder.

Sharewaredemon
Nov 16, 2004, 11:48 AM
I would like to see what "Proper Attire" is defined as.....

MacDawg
Nov 16, 2004, 11:59 AM
It think Bill Gates and M$ got to the NBA. This is just one more area that they intend to eventually dominate in the music war. :rolleyes:

AmigoMac
Nov 16, 2004, 12:12 PM
Silly... did this happen with the walkman?

virividox
Nov 16, 2004, 03:02 PM
oversized shorts i can understand (shaq and kobe in la a couple years ago), but an ipod, common just let the guy psych himself up

rjwill246
Nov 16, 2004, 03:32 PM
'idiots'

mrsebastian
Nov 16, 2004, 05:35 PM
memo to the nba: who [bleepin] cares! you have absolutely the worst professional sports product, well next to the nhl which doesn't even exist at this point. instead of worrying about one of your players listening to his music to get warmed/psyched up for a game, perhaps it would be a good idea to create a better product on the court. i recall basketball being one of my favorite sports in the 80s and early 90s, then i can vividly recall where it became very boring to watch an nba game. it got to the point where it was pointless to watch a game except for the final quarter to see the game's outcome. now it's to the point i don't care about the season and might tune in for the playoffs, maybe.

why is that you might ask, because the games i can watch on tv are not much better in quality than what i can go watch in a pickup game at the park. then you might wonder why that is, since you pay millions and millions for these super-star athletes. well they may be amazing athletes, but so many of them are unrefined and don't really care about the sport, nor their teams. for most players priority number one is to get filthy rich and they couldn't care less about team work, having pure love for the game, and being part of a team... i could go on and on, but i'll finish with, why not buy all your players an ipod and make it part of the uniform. you can even sell team branded ipods :D

Chip NoVaMac
Nov 17, 2004, 08:51 AM
memo to the nba: who [bleepin] cares! you have absolutely the worst professional sports product, well next to the nhl which doesn't even exist at this point. instead of worrying about one of your players listening to his music to get warmed/psyched up for a game, perhaps it would be a good idea to create a better product on the court. i recall basketball being one of my favorite sports in the 80s and early 90s, then i can vividly recall where it became very boring to watch an nba game. it got to the point where it was pointless to watch a game except for the final quarter to see the game's outcome. now it's to the point i don't care about the season and might tune in for the playoffs, maybe.

why is that you might ask, because the games i can watch on tv are not much better in quality than what i can go watch in a pickup game at the park. then you might wonder why that is, since you pay millions and millions for these super-star athletes. well they may be amazing athletes, but so many of them are unrefined and don't really care about the sport, nor their teams. for most players priority number one is to get filthy rich and they couldn't care less about team work, having pure love for the game, and being part of a team... i could go on and on, but i'll finish with, why not buy all your players an ipod and make it part of the uniform. you can even sell team branded ipods :D

Amen! Same could be said about baseball.

wdlove
Nov 17, 2004, 11:18 AM
It seems like a very silly idea to me. If this helps him to better prepare for the game they shouldn't object. I would certainly hope that this isn't pressure from Bill Gates. :(