One of the most beloved Nike products will soon be no more, at least in the NBA.
Seriously, it's incredibly frustrating that they decided to deny the players the right to wear these headbands in games. NBA stars everywhere from Jimmy Butler to Kyrie Irving wear them with gusto. Why should they be denied the right to don them?
And hiding behind the guise of professionalism is extremely questionable. The NBA is a league that thrives on character and individuality. These players deserve enough respect to at least be able to wear a headband. The fans loved to see them just as much as the players loved to wear them. It's absurd for everyone involved.
It's disappointing to see them discontinued like this, but perhaps if Scott can garner enough support, they could still be saved. As he said himself, a petition could at least bring the dissatisfaction with the move among the league's players to Nike's attention.
It'll most likely take a movement to bring them back though, and as of right now, it seems as though the folks over at Nike are content to cut out one of their most popular non-shoe products for the players.