Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 4/8/13
Back in the day the NBA banned the Air Jordan I because it didn’t follow the color pattern that was allowed on the court. These days it is hard to find a shoe that is not just white or black. Players are rocking shoes that are bright yellow, orange, and every color in the rainbow. The NBA is cool with that, but it seems that shaving a sneaker company’s logo on your head is going too far. The NBA cracked down on New York Knicks forward, Iman Shumpert for having an Adidas logo in the back of his head. Shumpert, who endorses Adidas, recently shaved the company’s logo into the back of his head. The league reached out to Shumpert saying that he needs to remove the logo. League officials cited a rule for their code of conduct saying that: “The only article bearing a commercial ‘logo’ which can be worn by players is their shoes.” Sadly Shumpert shaved the Adidas logo so it looks like he just loves triangles. He posted a photo on Instrgram and then went on twitter saying, “#banned,” Shumpert wrote. “sry @nba didn’t realize there were branding issues wit da logo #iPUToN.” Now even though he shaved it off and the Adidas logo is not there, the NBA still kind of loses. This story is now in the media and people are going to having a field day talking about this. So it goes from just Knicks fans hearing about this story to everyone who follow the NBA about Shumpert, the NBA, and Adidas. Any press is good press especially in this case with Iman and Adidas. Here is the video that Nike used to blast the NBA back in the day for the Air Jordan I.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Tom Coughlin: Victor Cruz not expected to practice this week

Report: Redskins ownership won't let coaches bail on RG3

D'Angelo Russell: 'There's a lot of spoiled Lakers fans'

Terry Collins didn't challenge double out of fear of HR

Has Tim Lincecum thrown his last pitch for the Giants?

Jerry Jones is enthralled with ‘vintage’ Darren McFadden

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Three NFL head coaches were interested in Michigan job

Odell Beckham Jr. is not intimidated of Darrelle Revis

Chargers say Seahawks DE took cheap shot at Philip Rivers

Rex Ryan jabs Jets for passing on Martavis Bryant?

Jay Gruden backing down from support of RG3 as starter

Ukwuachu rape victim hires firm that prosecuted Winston

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

U.S. Open men's preview

U.S. Open women's preview

D'Angelo Russell zings Lakers fans

Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

Fantasy football round-by-round draft strategy

Ronda Rousey's Carl’s Jr. ad

The WWE Divas Revolution is getting ugly

The NFL’s season kickoff isn’t going as planned, but plans don’t matter in the NFL

The Opening Drive: What happened to all the great Michigan tailbacks?

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker