Never ones to let a bad idea get in the way of a business opportunity, the fashion industry is lining up to sign up professional b-ballers who now have to abide by a newly instituted dress code. No more t-shirts, jeans and what have you. In one stroke the NBA may wind up having a greater impact on global style than anyone since Madonna. Dockers is offering to outfit all 450 NBA players from head to toe for the 2005-06 season at an estimated $432,000. Joseph Abboud reportedly has 100 players lined up to see what the designer has in XXX-L. Abboud has an endorsement deal with New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury to provide a new suit for all 82 games this season. In return, Marbury is in Joseph Abboud ads.

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