“The National Basketball Association has notified the Toronto Raptors’ shooting guard that using the iPod during pregame warm-ups violates the league’s dress code.
“Everyone has to be the same,” NBA spokesman Brian McIntyre told CNET News.com. “It’s just the uniform guidelines.”
Carter told The Globe and Mail, a Toronto newspaper, that the lack of tunes will hurt his pregame routine.
“I like to listen to music when I’m working out–doing all that,” Carter said. “That was my chance to really kind of relax yet focus in. I focus in when I have music on.”