“Here’s one for you: You may have noticed that Wallace was on the bench in the first half of the game at Miami Friday but not in the second half. Here’s why. Somebody from the league office saw him on the bench, deemed that his dress was not appropriate, called Pistons PR man Kevin Grigg and had Wallace banished to the locker room. Wallace was wearing dress slacks and a long-sleeve, collered, button-down dress shirt — I think it’s called a walking suit, but don’t hold me to that. Bottom line, for Sheed, it was formal wear. But some league fashionista didn’t like it. Apparently, the dress code mandates that players wear a sports coat when they are on the bench. Whatever. If he was wearing jeans or a sweatsuit, yeah, boot him off the bench. But to pick on him for what he wore Friday was petty. Sheed had to stay in the locker room again Saturday for the same reason.” Via The Detroit News
I do believe that the same thing happened to Shaq earlier this season, but I don’t think he was removed from the bench.
News Flash – Wade is going to put off surgery to be ready for the playoffs.