“I think there needs to be some style improvement but at the same time it has to be with in reasons. Not everyone lives in Minneapolis going out in 20 below. Not everyone wants to be in a suit and jacket.” - Kevin Garnett, Timberwolves forward (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 10/19/05)

“I think it’s wrong. You shouldn’t judge a person from what they wear.” - Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers guard (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 10/19/05)

"No it's not a big deal, not to me. Sometimes you feel lazy and you don't feel like putting some clothes on, but this is a job. We are going to have fun, but this is a job and we should look like we're going to work, that's the way they feel." -LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 10/19)

"I just think people should be able to express themselves. I know they took out the doo-rag stuff; I understand that. As far as guys wearing what they want to wear, I am all for that. Who really cares about what they wear from the bus to the locker room? I really didn't think it was a big deal, guys coming in on a flight late at night. We want to be comfortable on a flight just like everybody else in the world when they fly." -Vince Carter, New Jersey Nets (Bergen Record 10/19/05)

``You knew it was coming in. I've got a couple of suits in the closet I've got to dust off. Hey, they make the rules; you've got to abide by them.'' -Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics forward (Boston Herald, 10/19/05)

"I like to dress up. When I first came into the league, it's like guys were competing in fashion. I think it's good. Some guys are going to complain, but I understand it." -Grant Hill, Magic forward (New York Times, 10/19/05)

"There's some battles in life that you just can't try to fight. Guys make enough money to put on some dress clothes. My plan this year was to dress up anyway. I have 40 to 50 suits already. I should be one of the best-dressed guys this year." - Jermaine O’Neal, Indiana Pacers center (Indy Star, 10/19/05)

"Business casual should be doable. It's not that bad. But I have to change my wardrobe here pretty quick." -Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks forward (Dallas Morning News, 10/19/05)

"I'll buy a couple [of suits]. Obviously you can't buy one. You want to rotate a little bit. I'll find some stuff, and then I'll be looking slick." -Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10/19/05)

"What they do, just like anything, they go to the extreme so they can get what they really want. It's like any negotiation. You ask for something completely outlandish, knowing that we'll meet you halfway when halfway is what you really wanted." -Richard Jefferson, New Jersey Nets (Bergen Record, 10/19/05)

“If they’re trying to change the image of league, that’s cool.” - Shawn Marion, Phoenix Suns (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 10/19/05)

"I don't think it's quite comfortable, but it's probably reasonable because NBA is a big organization around the world. We're like businessmen, and businessmen wear coats and suits."-Andrei Kirilenko, Utah Jazz

"As a professional, you've got to roll with it. It's your job, like any other job. Guys are happy when they're comfortable, when they have some options. It's kind of tough when you've got a veteran who has been playing for 15 years, and you're going to try to tell him to dress a certain way. That's tough to get across, but what the league is trying to do is clean up its image. I don't have that many suits; I may have to recycle. I can't go to Men's Wearhouse because my arms are too long. I can make it work, though. If you've got 10 suits, you've really got 30. You just have to mix and match 'em right." -Desmond Mason, Bucks forward (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 10/19/05)

"I'm not really a suit guy, so I'm going to have some fun with it. I'll wear, like, purple shoes, yellow slacks, a burgundy shirt, cut-up tie and a lavender sport coat. I'm going to mix it up."-Ron Artest, Indiana Pacers (Indy Star, 10/19/05)

“I don’t see it happening unless every NBA player is given a stipend to buy clothes.” -Marcus Camby, Denver Nuggets (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 10/19/05)

“For the most part, guys are already dressing pretty decent. I don't think guys are coming in tacky; the attire was neat. This was a rule they came up with, and we've got to follow the rules or they're going to take our money." -T.J. Ford, Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/19/05)

"You know when you put the rules in, Allen Iverson is not going to abide by it. But he's one player, and that's the way they look at it. I have dress clothes at home, so I get to break them out. That's cool. I can see what they're trying to do.” -Mo Williams, Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 10/19/05)

“We've got a lot of guys who are pretty business-oriented and like to dress up. It’s not going to be a problem here in Milwaukee, but I think a lot of guys in the league will have a problem because they're not used to dressing that way. I'm sure some guys are going to take the fines." -Charlie Bell, Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 10/19/05)