February for the NBA was a month that brought us a variety of activity.
Over the all-star weekend, we were introduced to Krypto-Nate, who soared over Superman to claim the dunk contest victory.
After keeping Amar'e Stoudamire from any trades, the Suns' power forward suffered from a detached retina.
Kobe Bryant tore up Madison Square Garden with a 61-point performance. Not to be outdone, LeBron James dominated MSG with a triple double and graced the cover of GQ.
Tracy McGrady is out for the season.
While the players awed us with their skills and disheartened us with injuries, there was one thing that kept us all intrigued...
Ladies and gentlemen, I welcome you to Facial Hair February.
Though I can't truly comprehend the aptitude necessary to grow dominant whiskers, I still find myself oddly impressed with what the players of the NBA have demonstrated on their faces. The following are some of the note-worthy fuzz developments we witnessed in the month of February.
Not a great image of it here, but if you saw this man in February you would know why I included him. I have my suspicions that he actually cannot produce any fuzz of his own and uses a paintbrush to create his look.
Greg Oden deserves a spot on this list because of one simple fact: This man-child has probably had the ability to grow a beard since he was three-years-old.
What started with a bet in 2007 with fellow professional athlete DeShawn Stevenson has culminated in this fascinating fuzz flaunted in February. Drew Gooden even had a name for the growth on his chin. "The Johnny" was named after the character Captain Jack Sparrow played by Johnny Depp. Whoever said pirates were a thing of the past clearly doesn't follow the NBA.
It merits a slide of its own. It's just that remarkable.
It's two-tone. It's in your face. It's the beard of Brian Skinner and it is a thing of glory.