This season has been a good one for hair, or dare I say, Linsane. Short haircuts with shave linesAlso known as tramlines. Not sure what the popular lingo for this is… continue to be very popular but we have seen some truly innovative and inspiring ‘dos this season. Now let’s get on with the awards. (Note, Twitter is being used for images here - the Tweet content is not necessarily relevant.)
Elfrid’s got some special hair. It majestically bounces around during games yet still retains its core shape and charm. Almost like Bill Murray in Kingpin but in a good way.
Runners up - Lucas Nogueira, Robin Lopez
Bleached-blonde flourishes are nothing new for Dennis, but bleaching his number on the back of his head? That’s pretty cool, and I imagine not easy to do—it certainly stands out more than shave lines would.
Sure, during game-time, this may be a bit redundant given the number on his jersey belowI considered going with Most Redundant as the award here, but decided this hair deserves more.. But… you never know when your jersey might get lost in an Uno bet or something. And it kind of makes the number more special, more realized.
The Beard is always a strong candidate here, but we’re going to go with a surprise this season in Steven Adams. He’s basically what Steve Aoki would look like if he were a basketball playerCredit to David for this observation.. That is amusing.
Runner up - James Harden
Sometimes I love Evan’s hairdo and sometimes I just don’t get it. This one is hard to pin down, so he’s getting an award.
There was little competition for this award.
George Hill bleached his whole head before the season started. And… we like it! It seems a bit bold at first but it’s actually not that wild and meshes well with the Pacers colors.
Runners up - Allen Crabbe, Jared Sullinger, Jeremy Lin
If anyone could top 2014-2015 Shumpert’s hair, it is 2015-2016 Shumpert’s hair. Taller than anyone thought humanly possible, and quite stylish as well. Impressive.
Runner up - Nerlens Noel
There’s one—or in this case, you could argue several—hairdo that has stood above the rest this season. Maxing out versatility, distractibility, intimidation-factor, and that-could-only-happen-in-anime-not-real-life-points. Yes, Jeremy Lin now has hair befitting of Linsanity.
Other notable hairs that did not get mentioned: Gordon Hayward, Justise Winslow, Danilo Gallinari, Kelly Olynyk