There have been many mavens of hairstyle in recent NBA memory. Dennis Rodman, Anthony Mason, Ron Artest and Chris Andersen come to mind. There are too many more to mention.
But this slideshow focuses on the best new 'dos in the NBA.
Sadly, this means so many of the greatest NBA haircuts won't be shown.
There will be no Dwayne Schintzius mullet or Detlef Schrempf buzzcut. You won't see Scott Pollard's two-tone mohawk and beard dreads or J.R. Smith's tiara. And there will be no Brandon Jennings Gumby fade or Ben Wallace afro/cornrows vacillation.
There also won't be any classic '70s hilarity.
And even if the hair is still fantastic, it must be new this season. So I cannot include Sideshow Bob impersonator Anderson Varejao, Aslan mane imitator Robin Lopez or the biker-gang ponytail of Joakim Noah.
But there are still some great new hairstyles in the NBA this season. One thing you realize is that injured players have a lot of spare time to work on their hair. Almost half the list is out with one ailment or another, but for the moment, their gifts to us are their terrific tresses, not their game.
So sit back and enjoy the best new hairdos in the NBA this season. And by "best," I usually mean funniest.