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The NBA Has Banned the Wearing of Upside Down Headbands

The most rabid Celtics has probably noticed that Rajon Rondo wasn’t wearing a headband on Tuesday night when the Celtics played the Heat or on Wednesday night when they took on the Cavs.  However, even the most die-hard fan may not have noticed that he’s been wearing the headband upside down for the past few years — if you even want to call it that.  You can’t really wear a headband upside down considering its a simple loop, but Rondo and a few other players have always opted to wear them with the logo facing upside down.

Who gives a rat’s a**, right?  Apparently it’s a big deal to the NBA.  Rondo has opted for the the no headband look this season because the league has asked him and all other players not to wear it with the logo facing upside down.  Good call by the NBA.  Everyone knows an upside down NBA logo is a notorious gang symbol.  Cripps wear blue.  Bloods wear red.  All the other guys sport headbands with an upside down logo.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m shocked that they still don’t have the tags attached.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7GX2SG62ZZAOW3V2QDZLSD2GRU james c

    I think it’s more of a case of subversively disrespecting the league.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NL2CHHYCEWXXC6DOPO4G3KD72I Andrew

    I heard Rondo does it because it’s a Laker on the logo.