Almost every place of employment has a dress code, so I don't see a problem with this one. Obviously they're trying to clean up the leagues image after the fights last year. It's certainly not racist IMO. If they keep "crying wolf" all of the time over rediculous things the real racism is going to be ignored as more whining. - Indiana guard Stephen Jackson believes the NBAs new ban on bling-bling is racially motivated, but says he will abide by the rules. The NBA has announced that a dress code will go into effect at the start of the season. Players will be required to wear business-casual attire when involved in team or league business. They cant wear visible chains, pendants or medallions over their clothes. Jackson, who is black, said the NBAs new rule about jewelry targets young black males because chains are associated with hip-hop culture, and he said the league is afraid of becoming too hip-hop. In protest, he wore four chains to the Pacers exhibition game against San Antonio on Tuesday night. Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce agreed that the new rule targeted young, black players. When I saw the part about chains, hip hop and throwback jerseys, I think thats part of our culture, Pierce said. The NBA is young black males.