6 NBA Players Whose Looks Need Extreme Makeovers
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I'm not a fashion expert, but these six NBA players sport looks that could use an immediate makeover.
The NBA has begun to breed players that are fashion savvy and trend setters, including Amar'e Stoudemire, who kicked off his own fashion website, and Dwyane Wade, whose clothing choices supposedly inspired the making of a documentary.
But these following guys missed the boat. From bad hairdos to sloppy outfit decisions, they could all use a little assistance.
Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies
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If someone got an "A" for effort, I suppose it would be Zach Randolph. The Memphis forward has shown up to postgame press conferences in so many different outfits that no one's really sure what his style is.
Unfortunately, however, Randolph has yet to get it exactly right. From oversized polos to Raymond Barone-style plaid button-down over tee, the 31-year-old needs a makeover so that he can start dressing his own age and take ownership of the position he's in.
Andrei Kirilenko, Minnesota Timberwolves
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Andrei Kirilenko is an Olympian.
He's an established NBA veteran, and he's faced with the chance of a comeback with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The problem? He's still living in the 90s. Kirilenko gets a fresh start for the 2012-13 season, and it should start with a fresh haircut.
The straw-like mullet has to go.
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
Some players have a style that reflects their personality or playing style, and that's a legitimate point to make with Joakim Noah. His edgy reputation is reinforced by scraggly facial hair and long hair typically tied loosely in an unkempt ponytail.
The 27-year-old may be able to get away with the look while on the court, but the fine line between personality and unprofessionalism is crossed when Noah shows up to press conferences wearing hoodies and large tees.
Noah should step it up and start wearing a put-together wardrobe when addressing fans and the media.
Luis Scola, Phoenix Suns
Seriously, this hair has to go. There's only room for so many players sporting that greasy long-haired look, and Steve Nash fills that role in the league. Nash succeeds in pulling off the hairdo—maybe it's because he's Canadian—and it's become a sort of staple for him.
Luis Scola succeeds only in looking sloppy and unkempt. The hair parted in the middle and slicked back during games is both unattractive and distracting. Scola would look much better with a short haircut, and it might help dissolve the "bully" image he's developed in the league.
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Hornets
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I almost didn't put Anthony Davis into this slideshow.
Does the incoming rookie need a makeover? Undoubtedly, more than any other player in the NBA. The thick, curved unibrow creates an angry cartoon look, and a quick trip to a salon could be an easy fix.
However, the uni has also become Davis' signature look. Losing the "angry-bird" expression would undoubtedly change the forward's image. Before long, the Hornets will probably be selling stick-on unibrows as game-night souvenirs.
Does Davis need a makeover? Yes. Does he have a valid reason to keep the mug shot alive? Absolutely.