NBA ban ‘ninja-style’ headwear for the 2019-20 season

NBA players will soon be prohibited from sporting”ninja-style” headwear throughout the 2019-20 season amid security issues.
The headbands have triggered alarm among several NBA teams due to the design ties to the back.
“Teams have increased concerns regarding safety and consistency of size, length, and the way they’re tied, which demands a thorough review prior to thought of any rule change,” explained NBA spokesman Mike Bass.
High profile players like Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat and Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves have sported the headwear .
“When some players started wearing them last year, we did not want to create a disruption by intervening midseason, however we informed our teams in May they would not be a part of the season’s uniforms,” said Bass.
“The ninja-style headwear isn’t a part of this NBA uniform and hasn’t been through the league approval process.”
Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin mocked the choice on Twitter of the NBA.
“I love that someone at the NBA needed to form the words’ninja-style hardware’ (sic) and’consistency of size and span’ because their occupation today,” Griffin posted.
Teams were made aware of the NBA’s conclusion however particulars of the size and length of this headband is going to be discussed by the NBA Competition Committee, prior to a formal principle change is made.