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Pacers' Jackson calls ban on chains 'racist statement'

Updated: October 20, 2005, 2:02 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Pacers guard Stephen Jackson, contending that a new ban on chains worn over clothing is "a racist statement" from the league, wore every long, diamond-studded chain in his collection Tuesday night as a protest.

Jackson voiced no opposition to the bulk of the "business casual" demands in the NBA's new dress code, but he described the jewelry ban as "attacking young black males."

"I think it's a racist statement because a lot of the guys who are wearing ...

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