The 10 Best NBA Hairstyles of All Time
Basketball. You gotta love this game.
The thrill of this fast paced sport is like no other. The players are astounding athletes, and it's daily that we watch highlight reels with our mouths wide open in shock.
But the NBA is more than the game, its the players.
Their personalities, there attitudes, and of course their style.
So today we look back through history to find the best hairstyles ever to grace the hardwood.
*Author's note: Just because these hairstyles work for the NBA, doesn't mean they'll work for you. Choose your style wisely, and be sure to consult your employee handbook before showing up at your cubicle on Monday sporting any of these 10 haircuts.
No. 10 - The Flattop
Many have worn the flattop, but none like Chris Mullins. I think deep inside, Chris really wanted to be a Marine. I guess dropping bombs from behind the arc was a bit easier than dropping them in Iraq.
No. 9 - The Mop
Wow, it's almost like a curtain, or maybe a veil.
And I suppose if you're playing for the Clippers, you always need something to cover your eyes so you don't see the scoreboard.
No. 8 - All Business
It's just so...perfect.
Trimmed around the ears, boxed in the back, not to mention the straight-edged part on the left side. I wonder how long it took Jerry to get it right every time?
No. 7 - The Dreads
Gaining popularity with the younger crowd, the dreads have been a symbol of freedom since Bob was telling us that everything was going to be alright.
Freedom and other activities that might actually cost you your freedom for 2-3 years in the county jail.
No. 6 - The Mohawk
Go ahead and admit it. If you could pull this look off, you'd wear it to work everyday.
No. 5 - The Masterpiece
Ok, so maybe it's not a masterpiece, but wasn't the anticipation great. Wondering what color Dennis' hair would be this time?
Or better yet, what color heels he was going to wear after the game.
No. 4 - The Gangster
You didn't think I'd keep it with the players did you? Riley's hair has been a staple in the NBA since 1967. Garnier Fructis should give him an endorsement deal.
And if not Garnier Fructis, maybe Crisco will do.
No. 3 - The Iverson
It's always nice to be a trendsetter, and Iverson definitely did just that. It was sad to see the YouTube video of him finally taking it all off.
Or is it sad that I would watch a video of a guy getting a haircut? Anyone got Dr. Phil's phone number?
No. 2 The 'Fro
When you think of NBA hairstyles, Ben Wallace will always make the list.
It's just amazing.
You have to pay homage to the mighty afro.
No. 1 - The Bald Head
Ironic that the best hair in the NBA has always been no hair at all.
Most would agree that Michael's bald head is iconic in NBA history, but we'll also give Barkley, Drexler, and more recently Drew Gooden some much deserved props.
So here's to the "bald head" and the many men who support this style, whether they choose to, or whether nature chose it for them.