Allen Iverson is known for bringing more than his ankle-breaking moves to the game; he also brought his game-changing style. Iverson was one of the first big players to rock tattoos, chains, and colorful furs off the court. His move towards embracing a bold hip-hop style is often said to be the main reason the NBA instated its controversial dress code over a decade ago. During a recent interview with the hall of famer, we asked him how he feels about the league's dress code now and if he would change it.
"I don’t have an opinion because it doesn’t affect me. But, the way that I feel about the dress code is, if they had a problem with what I was wearing, I don’t know how they don’t have a problem with what these guys are wearing," he told Complex. "Good gracious. I ain’t ever see nothing like it. I’m sitting at home like they used to bother me about what I was wearing and these guys come in here…. [Shakes head.] You know what I’m saying?"
Iverson further explains that he felt that the NBA was picking on him, since other guys dressed similar to him at the time. "Guys is supposed to be able to be original and dress like how they want to dress," he told us. "The NBA can’t dress no grown man."
Despite being a target of the dress code, he says he wouldn't change it.
"I have no problem with none of the things that players wear today. I wouldn’t wear it. I don’t have any problems with what these guys wear because they got their own style and their own originality. That’s the way it’s supposed to be, man," he explains. "Everybody is their own person. I don’t have a problem with what these guys doing and I think it would be sad and unfair if they were to try to change the dress code again."
As far as the jerseys with sleeves, that is one thing Iverson fully supports.
"I like them," he said. "I like the style. I would wear them. With me, I never liked my sleeves loose. That’s why when I was in college, I used to cut my sleeves off. If they were snug, then I’m cool with it."
Read our full interview with Iverson here.