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Old Sat Apr 30, 2005, 10:33pm
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I am reading this thread for the first time and I am sorry Rut, but I am going to have to give you the kiss of death. I agree with everything you have said concerning this this thread.
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Old Sun May 01, 2005, 08:03am
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There are sweatbands designed to be worn around the bicep. These first came out a few years ago, and were made popular when Ben Wallace started getting attention.

Why does everyone assume these are wristbands pulled up? Regular wristbands are not elastic enough to be pulled over an athlete's bicep, except maybe Reggie Miller.
Reggie would rather wear it around his wrist but it was to loose.
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Old Mon May 02, 2005, 06:32am
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There are sweatbands designed to be worn around the bicep. These first came out a few years ago, and were made popular when Ben Wallace started getting attention.

Why does everyone assume these are wristbands pulled up? Regular wristbands are not elastic enough to be pulled over an athlete's bicep, except maybe Reggie Miller.
If this is the case, then there is absolutely no rule support to make high schooler's take them off, or pull them down.

I took an unofficial poll this weekend. Although, approximatly 40% of the starting line-ups for the teams that I saw this weekend wore wristbands. I found only two players(Reggie and Mike Miller) who wore them on their wrists. That speaks to what I was talking about in my earlier post concerning a widely accepted practice. It is not nearly this bad in the NCAA level, yet. However, I think high schooler's tend to try to emulate the pros, rather than the college kids.
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Old Mon May 02, 2005, 08:38am
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Remember back when, in the glory days of basketball, when Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen started wearing their shorts a little longer than others? Then they wore the wristbands around the forearm and elbow? There was a little fuss about it then, but after a while it became accepted norm and a lot of players in the NBA followed suit. Then, the NBA followed suit and younger players started to emulate the same fashion statements, and we have arrived at the length of the shorts on a lot of players going below the knee. Not to mention the shorts hanging off the butt to show the 'underwear of the week' fashion. Agmatt, IMHO your association should worry more about that than whether a band is worn on the bicep. I'd rather see a band on the bicep than some kid's drawers!!
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