Being the team player he is he acquiesced to the league's wishes even though he didn't see what the problem was.
|via Bleacher Report|
It wasn't worth making a stink over though so he made the switch even though he didn't get why it was necessary (via ESPN):
I don't know if I expected it, but I'm not surprised. It's not a league rule, but it's the league's request that you don't wear the black one. For the reasons that they told me, it didn't make sense to me. But hey, I'm just a player in this league and I will abide by this request -- I'm not even going to say rule, but request -- by the NBA.So good buy cool mask. Thanks to the internet you will not be forgotten!
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