A new NBA style rules will come into effect in the upcoming NBA Finals, with the most prominent rules changes coming in the second round.
The rules have been tweaked in a number of areas, but the biggest change comes in the context of the way in which teams are playing their style of basketball.
Celtics point guard Kevin Garnett, who is also known for his signature “W” haircut, will be sporting a new “W”-shaped hairline, as will LeBron James, who will be wearing a straight-forward “C” haircut.
The style will also change in the third round, with James and Chris Paul wearing straight-toed shoes, Paul’s signature style of the era.
The move to a style that is more in line with the modern NBA style is a welcome change, as it will allow teams to play to their strengths, rather than relying on a player’s unique abilities.
The new rules were made possible by NBA commissioner Adam Silver and are expected to be in place by the end of the season.
The NBA has been in talks about new style rules since last summer, with both teams and players voicing their support for them.
But a number players, including Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, LeBron James and Stephen Curry, have publicly stated that they do not want to wear a hairline at all in the NBA Finals.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media on June 28, 2018 at the Los Angeles Lakers arena.
He says he will rule on hairstyles in the 2018 NBA Finals before the NBA awards its championship rings.
The new NBA rules are likely to be made available to players and teams in the next couple of weeks, with an NBA team and player’s union meeting on Thursday to discuss how to implement them.
The new style rule was designed to bring the NBA into line with how it is played in Europe and North America, and to allow for better uniformity.