The NBA is known to be a place filled with injuries either consciously or unconsciously done by the basketball stars. However, the game between the Charlotte Hornets and the Milwaukee Bucks may have recorded the weirdest injury in the hardwood court. In an aggressive drive towards the basket, Jeremy Lin incurred a foul when his hair reportedly injured Jerryd Bayless.
The former Los Angeles Lakers star is widely recognized for his odd hairstyles. His over-the-top 'do sometimes gain even more media attention than his entire team's performance. However, what was first perceived as an entertaining and amusing style might meet its end soon. That is, Lin's quirky hairstyle might be banned from the hardwood court in the future.
The incident occurred in the third quarter when both Bayless and Lin drove to the basket. The intensity of the moment was dispelled when the NBA stars bumped heads, with the Christian player's spiky hair almost poking the Milwaukee Bucks' eye. Although the tips of Lin's hair and Bayless' eye did not make contact, the incident left the latter a bit shaken. The Milwaukee Bucks snagged the win with a 105-92 final score. Watch the clip of the encounter here.
Lin's recent spiky hairstyle has been compared to characters from the hit anime Dragon Ball Z. Gerald Bourguet of Fansided even included the Charlotte Hornets star in his list of The NBA's 10 Most Outrageously Entertaining Hairdos.
"Seriously, Dragon Ball Z Lin has a perfectly spiked mohawk of hair that Vegeta himself would be jealous of," noted Bourguet. He added, "I can't even begin to speculate the amount of product that goes into that hairdo, but it probably helps Lin on the court. What defender wants to try blocking his shot and wind up impaling himself on one of those hairy, greasy spikes?"
Bourguet further shared, "It gives him an edge (literally). It's brought new life to a guy who was wasting away on a terrible Lakers team last year. It came out of nowhere, but I'm all in on the porcupine 'do.
"[M]y goodness if his Sonic the Hedgehog haircut isn't one of the most gloriously incomprehensible things I've ever seen in my life."
For his part, Lin explained his outrageous hairstyle. The Chinese-American star shared that he and his friends and planning to share the same 'do at some point. Hence, his current hairstyle is part of the process. That is, he has not reached the right length yet.
"I'm growing it out with some friends," explained Lin to CBS Sports. The Charlotte Hornets star shared, "There are seven of us that are doing the same hair style and right now we are in the middle phase. You gotta do something with it, so that's why I spike it up now. It's not what I'm going for. It's not the final product. It wasn't like one day I want to do that [his current look], it just kind of came about."
Lin also pointed out that his hairstyle only takes up a few minutes of his time. This is contrary to the speculations that he spends so much effort, time and energy in creating his spiky creations. He shared, "Everyone thinks it takes a long time. But it really just takes like three minutes. I just throw the gel in there and spike it up."