When David Stern and the NBA instituted a mandatory dress code in 2005, they clearly had no idea what plentiful gifts it would reap.
When the dress code first was put into place, there was controversy and opposition. The NBA was the only league to institute a dress code, and players were enraged that their freedom to wear very ugly things was being challenged.
But where there were lemons, the brightest stars in the NBA made lemonade.
They have embraced the dress code. They have made it work for them. The luckiest among them have turned themselves into fashion icons, while the not-so-fortunate have found ways to continue to wear ugly things that abide by the dress code.
We still love our NBA stars anyway, despite their rampant fixation with denim vests.
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