Source: https://creator.pixta.jp/@shila Can NBA Trend Of “Ninja Headbands” Unlock Shinobi Powers To Beat The Golden State Warriors? 2019-01-30 Wed 2019-01-30 Wed Anthony Davis requesting a trade. LeBron returning from injury. John Salley confirming the totally surprising fact that Stephen Jackson always had the best weed. There's been a lot of interesting buzz around the NBA lately as the season moves towards its more important half, but one recent trend that seems to be sticking out more and more is the adopting of what fans are referring to as "ninja headbands." Brooklyn’s Jarrett Allen loves rocking the "ninja headband." #JarrettAllen #WeGoHard #Nets (shoutout to Coach Joe from NetsDaily for the image) pic.twitter.com/dmzRUNaCde— LuminousBeingsNYC (@nuyorican_21) 2019年1月23日 Truthfully, it may not be the most accurate nickname for the long-tailed and flowing headbands that several NBA players have starting opting for in place of traditional wraps (and let's face it, you see this in Tennis all the time), but many fans have likened them to headwear seen in popular anime, video games, or even Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Whatever popular fiction they remind you of, they bear a resemblance to hachimaki, traditional Japanese headbands that are worn to instill courage or show off pride. They are often seen at Japanese festivals, and in some (albeit rare and exaggerated) cases students will wear them with motivational slogans like "Pass!" when studying for an important exam. Source: K@zuTa / PIXTA(ピクスタ) They've been fairly popular at the high school and collegiate level, but this season seems to have seen a spike in NBA players taking to them. Even if The Brow leaves, Jrue Holiday will can always be a ninja. Jrue Holiday says Anthony Davis is “like 90 percent” of the reason he signed a 5-year deal in 2017, per @_Andrew_Lopez pic.twitter.com/oLmmgvgbDh— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) 2019年1月28日 Montrezl Harrell (Los Angeles Clippers) View this post on Instagram NO COPYRIGHT INTENDEDさん(@trezznation)がシェアした投稿 - 2019年 1月月27日午前5時17分PST Jimmy Butler (Philadelphia 76ers) View this post on Instagram MoneyPotPodcastさん(@moneypotpodcast)がシェアした投稿 - 2019年 1月月29日午後1時54分PST Wesley Matthews (Dallas Mavericks) View this post on Instagram • NBA×INSIDER •さん(@nbaxinsider)がシェアした投稿 - 2019年 1月月28日午前4時24分PST Damion Lee (Golden State Warriors) While it's yet to be determined if they unlock any ninja-esque powers, they look pretty cool and may be the gateway to sponsors releasing Naruto-style plated headbands. By - Big Neko. Tags: Basketball / Hachimaki / Japan / NBA / Ninja / Ninja Headbands / Sports grape Japan Culture Can NBA Trend Of “Ninja Headbands” Unlock Shinobi Powers To Beat The Golden State Warriors? Related Article 93-Year-Old Japanese Grandma Revitalized By Her Granddaughter’s Handmade Clothes Thermos-style Japanese rice and soup bowls serve piping hot food and are easy to handle Japanese Mayor Promises To Open Hot Spring Amusement Park If This Video Hits 1 Million Views Hilariously photogenic turtle shocks owner and maybe himself Studio Ghibli Reveals 5 Planned Areas For Official Theme Park In 2022 Michelangelo’s David And Other Masterpieces As Japanese Action Figures!