Top 5 pieces of equipment banned by the NBA

Sport bracelets are popular among fitness enthusiasts but are banned in the NBA due to potential injuries.

Protective masks, like LeBron James' black mask, were also banned because they scared viewers and obstructed referees' views. 

Compression tights were initially banned due to their association with street-style attire but were allowed later. 

Headband knots were banned for their Ninja-like appearance and safety concerns. 

Jordan's AJ1 shoes, which violated the league's color restrictions, became a legendary story when Nike paid fines on his behalf.