Report: New CBA prohibits players from using hoverboards, guns

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J.R. Smith bummed around with a beer on hoverboard after the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals.

Cleveland then banned hoverboards from its locker room and won the 2016 championship.


If there’s good fortune in ridding hoverboards from the picture, the entire NBA will attempt to ride that wave in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders:

Other areas in the deal include health insurance and an increased pension for retired players, prohibited activities (now including fireworks, firearms, jet skiing, hoverboards, trampoline jumping, etc.) and a comprehensive policy for domestic violence incidents.

I’m curious how the CBA will identify the devices, because they don’t hover. I loathe that they’re called hoverboards, but that’s the easiest way to identify them to the masses.

Whatever you call them, NBA players have taken a liking to them. The players better enjoy them now. On July 1, they’re no longer acceptably safe.

The firearm ban is probably a bigger deal. Currently, players aren’t allowed to have firearms in NBA facilities or while on NBA business. Players must also show their team proper registration of firearms each season.