Discussion

Banned

Updated: December 13, 2005, 4:53 PM ET
You might recall that a couple of years ago, Rasheed Wallace was reportedly getting offers from companies to tattoo their logo into his skin. At the time, the league didn't have a rule that would have explicitly prevented this, but it was just a matter of time. If a player consummated a tattoo deal this season, he would be fined for it. At the beginning of the year, NBA teams received a memo that stated that "no player can wear any commercial, promotional or charitable name, mark, logo or other identification during any game, including, but not limited to, on his body, in his hair or otherwise." Based on this rule, Ron Artest was asked to shave his head when he came out last month with his record label "Tru Warier" etched in his head. Cavaliers guard Larry Hughes has an And1 tattoo on his forearm, but he is paid to wear Nikes. No word on whether he was grandfathered in.

Usher Him Out
The Akron Beacon Journal's Brian Windhorst is reporting that recording artist Usher, who committed to owning a part of the Cleveland Cavaliers when Dan Gilbert bought the team in March, hasn't paid for his share. He's not welcome at Quicken Loans Arena and apparently the feud has become so bad, according to Windhorst, that all of Usher's music is banned.

ESPN TOP HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM