'Tis the season to put down the razor and let the five o'clock shadow turn into a three-month shadow.
And from the days of Bill Walton to Vlade Divac, the NBA has always had a unique history with the beard.
This season, a new generation of superstars are taking the facial locks to another level.
So, in the spirit of the season (we are excluding all of the fans that are currently showing up to games dressed as Santa...only real stuff counts), let's spend some time analyzing the best beards in the NBA.
Now, not all of these beards are as long and bushy as the one Santa Claus sports. Nor are any of them white, despite the stress induced on Baron Davis by the heckling he gets from Clippers owner Donald Sterling. But they're all legendary in their own right.
Without further ado, the best beards in basketball.
(Also, it should be noted that facial hair was officially the third thing I asked Santa for in my letter to the North Pole behind World peace and socks)