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Great haircuts in NBA history

Looking back at some of the NBA's most famous hairdos, from Dwayne Schintzius to Brandon Jennings.

Jeremy Lin's mohawk for the 2015-16 NBA season.
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Jeremy Lin's mohawk for the 2015-16 NBA season.

Iman Shumpert's flat-top in 2012-13. Need we say
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Iman Shumpert's flat-top in 2012-13. Need we say more?

Norris Cole's flat-top isn't quite as tall as
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Norris Cole's flat-top isn't quite as tall as Shumpert's, but it is flatter. And ultimately, isn't that the goal of a good flat-top?

Dennis Rodman's rainbow hairdo during the 1996 NBA
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Dennis Rodman's rainbow hairdo during the 1996 NBA Finals was arguably his greatest creation.

Known for shaving designs into his hair, Anthony
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Known for shaving designs into his hair, Anthony Mason proclaimed he was ready with this look.

Everybody wanted to be like Mike. So when
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Everybody wanted to be like Mike. So when Jordan shaved his head, it set off a wave of NBA players going bald . . .

. . . including Stephon Marbury, who adorned
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. . . including Stephon Marbury, who adorned the side of his head with his Starbury logo.

Joakim Noah's long hair has been his trademark
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Joakim Noah's long hair has been his trademark since leading the Florida Gators to back-to-back NCAA championships.

Chris Anderson's slicked-back look might not be his
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Chris Anderson's slicked-back look might not be his most famous hairstyle, but it is, well, one of his hairstyles.

While with the Bulls, Ben Wallace briefly experimented
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While with the Bulls, Ben Wallace briefly experimented with an afro.

J.R. Smith's haircut with the Knicks has been
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J.R. Smith's haircut with the Knicks has been called everything from the "tiara" to the "lobotomy."

Dwayne Schintzius. The guy with hair so nice
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Dwayne Schintzius. The guy with hair so nice . . .

. . . we had to show it
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. . . we had to show it twice.

Pat Riley is the only coach to make
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Pat Riley is the only coach to make this list. It's clear why.

Detlef Schrempf's hairstyle wasn't exactly a flat-top. Let's
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Detlef Schrempf's hairstyle wasn't exactly a flat-top. Let's call it a Schrempf-top.

Kenny
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Kenny "Sky" Walker's flat-top in the 1980s may be the NBA's greatest.

Cornrows were made famous by longtime NBAer Allen
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Cornrows were made famous by longtime NBAer Allen Iverson.

Oddly enough, if Bill Walton went with this
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Oddly enough, if Bill Walton went with this look today, he'd look pretty hip.

Jason Kidd embraced the bleached blonde trend of
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Jason Kidd embraced the bleached blonde trend of the early 2000s.

When Chris Kaman went with this look in
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When Chris Kaman went with this look in 2006, we're sure it was just an attempt to be fashion-forward.

Along with Julius Erving's talent on the hardwood,
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Along with Julius Erving's talent on the hardwood, Dr. J was known for his style, highlighted by his iconic afro.

There's something caterpillar-y about the hairstyle Jordan Hill
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There's something caterpillar-y about the hairstyle Jordan Hill went with during his short time with the Knicks.

Walter Herrmann's long blonde hair has made him
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Walter Herrmann's long blonde hair has made him the subject of ridicule; fans like to call him the Fabio of the NBA.

The collective
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The collective "gasp" you heard at the beginning of the 2010-11 NBA season? Reaction to Andrei Kirilenko's new look.

Louis Amundson brought his ponytail look from Phoenix,
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Louis Amundson brought his ponytail look from Phoenix, to Golden State, and now to Indiana this year.

There's nothing NOT to like about Brandon Jennings'
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There's nothing NOT to like about Brandon Jennings' "Gumby fade."

Anderson Varejao showed that it was possible to
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Anderson Varejao showed that it was possible to pull off the Sideshow Bob.

Daniel Gibson loves the Texas Longhorns so much,
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Daniel Gibson loves the Texas Longhorns so much, he carved their logo into his hair.

The modern-day Dennis Rodman, Ron Artest has gone
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The modern-day Dennis Rodman, Ron Artest has gone through plenty of looks. This homage to Sacramento is one of his best.

Maybe there isn't anything extravagant about Mark Eaton's
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Maybe there isn't anything extravagant about Mark Eaton's look, but we appreciate his commitment to not committing to his hair.

Scott Pollard sported the two-toned look in Cleveland:
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Scott Pollard sported the two-toned look in Cleveland: black beard, blonde 'hawk.

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