The NBA’s 10 Most Outrageously Entertaining Hairdos

Nov 9, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) is guarded by Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (4) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Orlando 97-84. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 9, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) is guarded by Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (4) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Orlando 97-84. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 3, 2015; Memphis, TN, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives in the second quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports /

Honorable Mentions:

Kawhi Leonard — With Tony Snell going bald, we’ve got to give Kawhi respect for being the only dude in the NBA still rocking the corn rows. The fact he’s a secondary MVP candidate just makes his dedication to a dying art even more endearing.

Dennis Schroder — What would be normal hairdo gets an injection of life from a square of gold dyed into his hair, which was apparently his mother’s idea to help him stand out in the United States.

Boban Marjanovic — I don’t know how to describe Boban Marjanovic’s hair. It doesn’t really have a game plan. It’s long and it’s just kind of there. We may need time and a few hairstyle changes before we can make a proper ruling on this one.

Jan 4, 2016; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) reacts to Utah Jazz fans as he heads to the locker room at halftime at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports /

Patrick Beverley — I’m not really sure how I’d describe Patrick Beverley’s hair, but I definitely loved him in Captain Phillips. He is the captain now.

Omer Asik — In truth, Omer Asik’s hair itself isn’t particularly outrageous. But it is entertaining when you realize that his hairdo makes him look like the main character from Ratatouille. Remy, if you’re up there operating Asik’s arms by tugging on his hair, maybe get him to make a layup.

Robin Lopez — The Geico caveman jokes have probably gotten old for Robin Lopez at this point, but we can’t have an NBA hairdos piece without including him. Between that and his endless war on NBA mascots, RoLo will always have a special place in our hearts.

Nov 25, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors forward DeMarre Carroll (5) during their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Cavaliers 103-99. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports /

DeMarre Carroll — The dreads with the ends bleached blonde are notable enough as it is, but when Carroll pulls his hair back for games, it leaves him with the most bizarre part in the middle of his hair. Throw in the beard and you’ve got a unique look that no one in the NBA comes close to matching.

Jan 6, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) shoots the ball over Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) in the second quarter at Verizon Center. The Cavaliers won 121-115. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

Kelly Oubre Jr. — This ‘do seems to be becoming more and more popular, but Oubre’s isn’t exactly the same prototypical feathery mohawk we’ve been seeing. From the front, it looks like a normal hairdo, but from the back you can see it kind of fanning out as you get closer toward the front. It looks like the world’s fluffiest hedgehog is sitting on Oubre’s head, basically.

Nerlens Noel — If not for Iman Shumpert, Nerlens Noel’s perfectly groomed, high-rising flat-top might get more love.

Oct 8, 2015; Boulder, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) dribbles the ball around Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21) during the first half at Coors Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports /

Jimmy Butler/Will Barton/Justise Winslow/Andrew Wiggins — I call this category the “Looks Like There’s 1,000 Volts Of Electricity Coursing Through Their Hair Guys.” Given the way they all play with so much energy, I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if it were actually true.

Kelly Olynyk/Luis Scola/Joakim Noah/Josh McRoberts — Ahh yes, the “Long Hair, Don’t Cares.” Whether you’re pulling it back in a pony tail like Noah and McBob or just letting it down, these guys couldn’t be excluded from a list like this.

Jan 9, 2016; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) dribbles the ball during the second half against the Miami Heat at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Jazz won 98-83. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports /

Gordon Hayward/J.J. Redick/Miles Plumlee/Joffrey Lauvergne (A.K.A. “Kilometers Plumlee”)/Mike Miller/Mirza Teletovic/Meyers Leonard/Jeff Withey — A quintessential category to any hair discussion: the Combovers/Way Too Well Groomed For A Basketball Game White Guys! You have to respect anyone who can play 48 minutes of professional basketball and still look like they’re heading to an American Eagle photoshoot afterwards.

Steven Adams — The toughest omission from the top 10 by far. Not only does he have long hair AND a top-knot, but the mustache makes him look like a real-life Inigo Montoya (if Inigo Montoya had been seven feet tall). Any player that can be such a force in the paint all while rocking a porn ‘stache is a legend in my book.