NBA banning 'ninja-style' headbands
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The NBA has long been lauded for its progressive, dynamic stylings, but a recent decision may provoke comparisons to the NFL and its derogatory nickname, the "No Fun League."

NBA chief communications officer Mike Bass confirmed to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that players will no longer be allowed to wear the "ninja-style" headbands seen around the league last season.

"Teams have raised concerns regarding safety and consistency of size, length," Bass said. "When some players began wearing them last season, we didn't want to cause a disruption by intervening midseason."

The news was first leaked by Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott on Twitter on Friday. Other players quickly chimed in on Monday.

Wojnarowski added that the league's competition committee was discussing the matter Monday and that teams have raised concerns about how the longer headbands were tied at the back.

Players such as Scott, Jrue Holiday, De'Aaron Fox, and Jimmy Butler donned the headgear last season.

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