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Old Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:55pm
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What's "Cool" vs. "Rule" Lately?

Trends come and go. Some are stupid but legal, others clever and permissible. For instance, back in my day floppy socks were "in", ala Pistol Pete. We're waiting for the "cool" multi-colored compression sleeve thing, ala Alan Iverson, to fade.
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What kinda things going on in your area are "cool" for players to do or wear which are, however, against a rule?
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Old Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:04pm
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What kinda things going on in your area are "cool" for players to do or wear which are, however, against a rule?
Easy answer. Tights. Cool for both officials, and players. Legal for officials. Illegal for players.
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Tights...sweat bands worn above elbow...compression shorts showing...jewlery during warm-ups...shirts untucked during warm-ups...
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Old Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:49am
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Tights...sweat bands worn above elbow...compression shorts showing...jewlery during warm-ups...shirts untucked during warm-ups...
What appeared to be the all-too-cool, incessant, casual carrying-of-the-ball-while-dribbling-just-past-half-court-without-being-closely-defended-while-thinking-about-what-to-do seems to be dying out around here. Not sure if it's because of officials calling it, preventative officiating, or just a passing fad.
Not sad to see it go.
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Old Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:52am
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Easy answer. Tights. Cool for both officials, and players. Legal for officials. Illegal for players.
Just got an email from our local interpreter with a preseason "reminder":

Compression Shorts/Tights - must be single color similar to shorts and the length shall be above the knee. Thus, full length leg tights are not allowed. Knee sleeves are legal and can be a different color. Knee sleeves do not need medical reason.
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Old Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:02am
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Arm bands

that are worn just below the bicep (made popular by football players) are making their way on basketball courts. Some officials seem to be allowing them, although they would seem to me to fall in the category of wrist bands which must be worn below elbow (3-5-4c) If they're considered a brace, is it permissable as in 3-5-2b?

Also, there are now effective compression socks that extend well above the knee. They appear as full tights, but are not. What's our ruling here?

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Old Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:06am
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that are worn just below the bicep (made popular by football players) are making there way on basketball courts. Some officials seem to be allowing them, although they would seem to me to fall in the category of wrist bands which must be worn below elbow (3-5-4c) If they're considered a brace, is it permissable as in 3-5-2b?

Also, there are now effective compression socks that extend well above the knee. There appear as full tights, but are not. What's our ruling here?
1) Not allowed.

2) Allowed.
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