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Clippers’ Moe Harkless on ‘ninja’ headband ban: ‘I wish they didn’t’

Moe Harkless, Clippers,

Count Moe Harkless in to the list of players who are not happy about the NBA banning ninja-style headbands.

Harkless expressed his displeasure about the ruling during the Los Angeles Clippers’ media day, pointing out that the current headbands NBA players use hurt his head. The 26-year-old small forward then said he’ll try something different to replace the ninja-style headband that he used for some part of the 2018-19 season when he was with the Portland Trail Blazers.

“I don’t know why they banned it. I wish they didn’t. I’m gonna try some different things out. I don’t like this one. It makes my head hurt,” Moe Harkless said, per Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.

Earlier this September, the league notified teams that they won’t be allowing players to use what they call a “ninja-style headwear.” The Association claimed there are concerns regarding “safety and consistency of size and length,” as the headband has not been through the league approval process.

Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott – who actually broke the news about the banning — pointed out that Nike and the NBA find the headwear unprofessional.

Besides Harkless, fellow Clippers teammate Montrezl Harrell has also voiced his disapproval about the ruling and said it doesn’t make sense the concern is about safety.