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NBA players should dress up

The NBA isn't being racist by instituting a dress code, says Richard Lapchick. In fact, NBA players should want to dress better.

Updated: October 25, 2005, 1:31 PM ET
By Richard Lapchick | Special to Page 2

I welcome the NBA's new dress code. Living in Orlando, I attend many Magic games and see the injured players on the bench wearing sport jackets and dress pants. I often hear comments in the stands about what a professional-looking team it is, on and off the court.

The NBA's decision to impose a dress code on its players will have this effect across the league. The image of NBA players is still reeling from the Pacers-Pistons brawl last season. This, compounded by other instances involving ...

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