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NBA Coach -- Is That a Swastika in Your Tie???

10/1/2010 8:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Now we're in no way implying that Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott is a Nazi ... but, the tie he decided to wear for his team's media day ... well, let's just say, it went out of style in the mid-40's.

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Carl    

I don't think it was intentional. But you have to wonder how no one at the company that makes the tie noticed this at any point during the design and manufacturing process.

1379 days ago
17.

Julie     

He's either color blind or he did not see the pattern. That simple.

1379 days ago
18.

QPid    

Hey hun, I have a shoot today can you get the tie that goes with my new suite out the closet? You know the one we bought from Berlin last month!

1379 days ago
19.

THINK    

You do realize that is the sign for enlightenment and was so long before the Nazi's started using it.

1379 days ago
20.

Jacqui    

Doesn't anyone remember that the symbol was not about hate before the Nazis started using it? Geez.

1379 days ago
21.

R    

Well, look at his head. Now look at his tie. So, does that make him a skinhead?

1379 days ago
22.

DM    

it's also the Tibetan symbol for eternal life - lets take the power back!

1379 days ago
23.

GoTTi    

thats hysterical. him and michael jordan;s Adolph Hitler mustache go hand in hand. i sense the rise of the retired NBA allstar team coming up...

1379 days ago
24.

Tara    

Get the facts Straight!

The swastika is a historical sacred symbol in Indian religions. It rose to importance in Buddhism during the Mauryan Empire and in Hinduism with the decline of Buddhism in India during the Gupta Empire. With the spread of Buddhism, the Buddhist swastika reached Tibet and China. The symbol was also introduced to Balinese Hinduism by Hindu kings The use of the swastika by the Bön faith of Tibet, as well as later syncretic religions, such as Cao Dai of Vietnam and Falun Gong of China, can also be traced to Buddhist influence.

1379 days ago
25.

sarah    

and I suppose he thinks we didn't see the modified Hitler 'stash too???

1379 days ago
26.

JLS    

It's very apparent the men and women at TMZ don't know what ties are let alone which ones are in style. What a ridiculous post. The tie is absolutely in STYLE! Judging by the way both of your on staff lawyers dress-Harvey and Evan-they know nothing about ties.

1379 days ago
27.

SeaThom    

Yeah execept your all wrong about the symbol used before the nazi's... they did but the outer lines from the X were facing the other way. That's nazi design....

1379 days ago
28.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Passive-aggressive doosh-bag.

1379 days ago
29.

Who'sThat    

i think he noticed the darker colored design and not the swastika sign...

sadly i didn't see the swastika until i actually had to look for it:(

1379 days ago
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Who'sThat    

i think he noticed the darker colored design and not the swastika sign...

sadly i didn't see the swastika until i actually had to look for it:(

Posted at 4:52 PM on Oct 1, 2010 by Who'sThat

having said the above, one more thing...

if this was on a white person's tie, i think there would be a lot of angry blacks talking sh*t to him...but since he is black it is a "pass"

1379 days ago
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