“Me and my teammates just want to get something to eat,” he pleaded with the doorman.

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NBA Star Banned From Restaurant for Wearing Hoodie

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Anthony Davis, an NBA All-Star, was turned away for a dress code violation at a popular Japanese restaurant
“Me and my teammates just want to get something to eat,” he pleaded with the doorman.

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“Me and my teammates just want to get something to eat,” he pleaded with the doorman.

Apparently even being an all-star basketball player doesn’t exempt you from strict dress codes. New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis was recently turned away from the popular Japanese restaurant Katana in West Hollywood for showing up in his team hoodie.

A witness told Page Six that Davis had pleaded with the doorman, even offering to cough up the big bucks to rent out a private room, but the doorman wouldn’t budge, insisting that the hoodie was against Katana’s dress code. It wasn’t until after Davis left that the manager came out and berated the doorman for turning away a celebrity.

The website for the Sunset Boulevard restaurant specifically states that “beachwear, athletic tops, and T-shirts . . . are not permitted in the restaurant.”

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Davis had an especially bad night — he was already forced to sit out for a knee injury, and later that night his team lost to the Los Angeles Lakers, 96 to 108.