Amir Johnson's New Haircut Shows off Pride in His Toronto Raptors Team

Dan Favale@@danfavaleFeatured ColumnistDecember 21, 2012

Photo via iamamirjohnson/instagram.
Photo via iamamirjohnson/instagram.

Amir Johnson is loyal, I'll give him that much.

The eight-season veteran, who is in his fourth year with the Toronto Raptors, is donning a new haircut; one that literally represents his devotion to his team. What at first looks like a genocide of colors quickly becomes a distinguishable logo.

The NBA has housed a number of eccentric haircuts over the years (somewhere Dennis Rodman, Robert Swift and Chris Andersen are smiling), but this is one of the most aberrant modern-day displays of fashion.

At first glance, it looks almost like a fresh tattoo that's still bleeding, but eventually you move past that and are unable to comprehend why anyone would want a giant claw print taking up the entire back of their head.

Does Johnson perhaps believe Toronto's winning streak will never end if he commits his mind, body, soul and hair to the cause?

Maybe, but that's neither here nor there.

After all, who are we to chastise Johnson? Who are we to berate him for boasting a bizarre hairdo? Who are we to castigate him for actually being a proud member of the Raptors?

Truth be told, neither you nor I am in a position to hate on this haircut. It's crazy and bold, but it's fiercely allegiant at the same time.

Are you reading this Chris Bosh?

Speaking of Bosh, there are a few other athletes who could stand to help their personal and team's emotional cause by getting an outlandishly ardent trim.

The Charlotte Bobcats have lost 13 straight, but perhaps a new Kemba Walker could shift the losing tide. Maybe Anthony Davis could even fashion something creative out of that unibrow of his in the name of the New Orleans Pelicans.

Or, and go with me on the this, how about Pau Gasol? Have his and the Los Angeles Lakers' struggles been one exotic trip to the barber shop away from becoming but a distant memory?

Probably not, but it couldn't hurt.