It’s “Green Week” in the NBA, which means you’re going to be seeing a lot of green headbands, armbands, shoes and shirts over the next couple of days. It’s the league’s way of saying, “Hey guys, the environment” while still being able to move product. It’s a genius little piece of marketing that’s seen the entire association buy in to wearing a color they don’t usually wear.

Except Byron Scott. He’s not having anything to do with this green nonsense. From the AP:

With the NBA celebrating its “Green week” to promote being energy conscious, players from both teams wore specially designed shooting shirts that read “NBA Green” in green print. That’s not a good look to Scott, who as a former Lakers star doesn’t like anything in Celtics colors and joked that he wouldn’t wear it. “The players can wear that stuff. I ain’t wearing that thing,” he said. “I’ll take it home, use it to wash my car or something like that.”

Sure, sure — once a Laker, always a Laker. Doesn’t change the fact that Gaia is going to be pretty upset with Mr. Greensucks for abandoning an environmentally friendly program to go wash his car, which is probably a gas guzzler. The guy’s a regular Sly Sludge and I hope the Planeteers show him the error of his ways.

Comments (3)

  1. Ha– I love a ‘Green’ initiative from a league that stomps a Shaq-sized Carbon Footprint into the face of Mother Nature every day.

  2. Plus producing headbands that will only be worn for one week isn’t really green…
    The NBA would actually polute less without a Green Week…

    Do they do anything else?

  3. +1 for captain planet reference.

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