It really, really pains me to admit this, but it looks as though I was wrong yesterday when I blamed Kobe Bryant for starting the tights craze. According to an article over at the ESPN Web site, Jerry Stackhouse wore man-hose all throughout last year's playoffs. And here's the proverbial smoking gun:

Stackhouse tights
Hopefully Stackhouse will burn in hell for starting this trend.

So, Kobe, wherever you are (probably icing your shoulder from hoisting up all those shots last night), I apologize. But I still think you're a dick.