The NBA is often looked at as a platform for its star players to establish an identity for themselves and their brand. Basketball fashion statements are made in a number of ways with shoes and tattoos often at the forefront of the discussion. Then there's the hair. There are a number of things athletes can be known for, but having a unique (read: ugly) hairstyle is one of the most memorable images fans take from the court, and some of these poor NBA hair choices are hard to live down.
From terrible braids, to awful colors and bad blowouts, the NBA has always been a platform for players to show off the bad hairstyles they decided to go with. There will always be some ill-advised mohawks, mullets, buzz cuts, and some hairstyles that have no name and will leave you speechless. But at the end of the day, the name of the hairstyle doesn't mean a lot because it is more about the look on these athletes with bad hair. The following list will take you on a trip through NBA history to remember some of the worst hairstyles the league has ever seen.Go ahead: laugh, cringe, vote, and share what is surely some of the worst hair in sports, but definitely the worst hairstyles in the NBA.
With career averages of 4.6 rebounds and 4.4 points per game, it is quite impressive that Scot Pollard stuck around for 11 NBA seasons. Sure, it is hard to find 6-foot-11 players with the frame to defend the NBA's best big men on the low block, but Pollard seemingly had one goal while he was on the court. He was in the game to do two things. The first was to foul guys like Shaquille O'Neal and the second was to annoy any opponent who had to face him.Pollard wore numbers 62 and 66 at different points in his career, which is odd enough. Add in hairstyles like the one seen above and the perfect nuisance is born.
Andre Miller is still in the NBA after all these years. When he looks back on his career, it would be nice to know what exactly he thinks of his decision to go all "Lady of Rage" on us.
About the time Andrew Bynum left the Los Angeles Lakers, his career took a turn for the worse. He went from NBA All-Star and NBA Champion to oft-injured journeyman with too much time on his hands. With that time, he apparently decided to start messing with his hair, which had been nondescript early in his career.
Danny Fortson entered the NBA as a bruising interior player with a tough guy persona. Nothing changed during his career, except for the fact that he sometimes sported pig tails. Sure, they were "I might snap at any moment" pig tails, but pig tails are pig tails no matter how you slice it.