Most athletes, past and present, manage to craft a semi-professional look that doesn't embarrass themselves or the organization for which they play. Some pull together a head-to-toe look straight out of GQ, like the Heat's Dwyane Wade. Others do their best, but with much less success, like Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
Wade might have more style than Manning, but they both leave it all in the locker room and let their play do all the talking during a game. These guys don't need a ridiculous gimmick to get people talking about them—maybe it is because they are both confident in their abilities and have a few championship rings between them.
This is not to say that everyone in sports with a ridiculous haircut is an underperforming, attention-starved loser. Obviously, there are a few of those, but there are plenty of other reasons people cultivate attention-grabbing looks.
Sometimes they don't know they look stupid, sometimes they just enjoy looking stupid, sometimes they are overcompensating for a lackluster career and sometimes they just do it to bother people.
Whatever their reasons for going out of their way to look like clowns, here are the 30 worst hairstyles in sports.