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NBA bans Dwyane Wade's migraine goggles

Posted on: January 27, 2011 6:54 pm
Edited on: January 27, 2011 6:58 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Dwyane Wade missed the Heat's last game Sunday against the Toronto Raptors because of migraine headaches.

He's set to play tonight against the Knicks, but was planning on wearing tinted goggled to help reduce the light hitting his eyes.

However, the NBA announced that it was banning Wade's goggles, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. After being checked at an NBA office, officials determined they were an "unfair advantage" since opponents would not be able to see Wade's eyes, according to the newspaper.

Earlier in the week, we told you about how LeBron was making fun of Wade's new specs, wearing a pair in practice to mock him. He then gave a weird quote about Boy Scouts or something.

Wade said he only planned on trying out the goggles tonight anyway and wasn't intending to rely on them. So he's still set to go for the Heat, but the fact that the goggles were called "unfair" is a little odd.

I think having LeBron James and D-Wade on the floor together at the same time is a little unfair, but we don't see the NBA banning that, now do we?
Category: NBA

Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2011 2:45 pm

NBA bans Dwyane Wade's migraine goggles

How is LeBron and James on the floor at the same time unfair?  Are they undefeated this season?  Have they clinched the division already?  What a stupid statement.

Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: January 27, 2011 7:56 pm

NBA bans Dwyane Wade's migraine goggles

I believe the NBA's decision here was really an extension of its dress code policy. Just like the NBA does not allow overly baggy shorts or untucked jerseys because they evoke a thug-like image in the NBA's opinion, allowing these goggles - which are akin to wearing sunglasses - could have started a trend of sunglass-wear throughout the league.

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