INDIANAPOLIS - NBA Commissioner David Stern has stated that NBA players are going to learn to show up to post game media room interviews dressed respectably or else they will be hit hard in the pocketbook.
The latest professional basketball player to go against the commissioner's wishes is Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade.
Wade scored 41 points to lead his Miami Heat team to the Eastern Conference championship by defeating the Indiana Pacers 105-93.
After the game he showed up to the media interview room in what could possibly be the brightest shocking pink pants that any male in America has ever worn; and that includes gay guys like Clay Aiken, Nathan Lane, Neil Patrick Harris, Richard Simmons, and Sean Hayes.
Rufus Reno with Sports Balls Illustrated Weekly wrote that Wade looked like he had escaped from Elton John's closet.
Reno noted that if someone did not know any better they would think that Wade was a member of the Village People.
Dwyane's teammate LeBron James was visibly embarrassed as he sat next to Wade at the media room post game press conference.
LeBron looked at Dwyane and said, "Dammit dude, I guess next you'll start macrameing and baking pink little vanilla eclairs."
Wade simply smiled and he assured LeBron that underneath his shocking pink pants he was wearing a pair of Kobe Bryant Designer Boxer Shorts.
When asked to comment on the $20,000 fine that the NBA had levied on him, Wade just grinned and remarked, "Well Mr. Reno, to quote Bruce Bowen former great with the San Antonio Spurs, 'it is what it is.'"
[EDITOR'S NOTE: The original saying was first uttered by Allen Iverson who actually said, "Well I guess dat it be what it be."]