Sunday, November 06, 2005

The Continuing Demise of Common Sense

I would like to find the magical amount of money someone needs to earn before they start to loss common sense. Is it $150,000? Half a million? Or does it take millions of dollars? I bring this up because the NBA just instituted a dress code for the 2005-2006 season. You know a dress code like your everyday office worker wears, not hip-hop gangsta attire usually seen on the sidelines at a NBA game.

Well, Allen Iverson is taking a stand. If the NBA is going to mandate a dress code, Mr. Iverson believes the NBA should pay for it. I mean when you are making a measly $16 million a year one can not be expected to pay for his own clothes. What a complete lack of intelligence on the part of Mr. Iverson. Once again high profile, overpaid star opens his mouth and says something to offend about 98% of the nation.

You see, Mr. Iverson, most companies in the real world have dress codes. It is usually an understanding between the employer and the employee that if the employee wishes to work there they will follow the dress code.

"I feel like if they want us to dress a certain way, they should pay for our clothes," said Philadelphia's Allen Iverson. "It's just tough, man, knowing that all of a sudden you have to have a dress code out of nowhere.

I know it is "tough" man...

Realty check, Mr. Iverson, they do "pay for your clothes." They pay you $16 million dollars a friggin' year to put a round ball in a hoop (although you don't put the ball in the hoop as well as the rest of the league as your shot % is only 41%).

In the spirit of fairness, please feel free to visit Mr. Ivesrson's official website, because he wants to clear up any misunderstanding on the dress code issue.

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