Appearance plays a huge role when you a millionaire pacing up and down a 94x50 feet wooden court in a uniform, representing an entire city, while millions from all over the world watch you play basketball.
Being an NBA player these days is not as plain and simple as it used to be once.
Along with playing the best ball that you can, you need to live up to the expectations of your fans and must have a certain uniqueness to yourself in order to be found appealing to your audience. And when people are paying big bucks to watch you dunk that ball or score a three-pointer, you cannot afford to have a 'bad hair day.'
Here is a list of some of the most dapper and rad hairstyles in the league:1. Steve Adams' 'The Aquaman'
This is awesome: the transformation of Steven Adams pic.twitter.com/eSYWhHvrjq— Frank Leibfarth (@Frank_Leibfarth) December 20, 2016
We aren't saying that the Oklahoma City Thunder Center, Steven Adams is 'Aquaman', all we are saying is that we haven't seen the two together in the same room.
The Kiwi is probably one of the most loved players in the league right now. Putting in the effort to improve his game, which is evident as OKC sits in the third place in the Western Conference, Steve Adams has also worked on his looks. While covering his right shoulder with ink certainly helps, Adams' rugged hairstyle along with the beard does justice to the brute strength that he possesses.2. Stephen Curry's Gentlemen's Fader View this post on Instagram
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The 'Boy-Wonder' of the league is gaining popularity amongst the international fans of the NBA more and more every year. As the face of the league, it is imperative for Golden State Warriors Point Guard to look good while he splashes a three-pointer from the other half of the court to win the game. Curry's fader gives him a crispy-clean look which fits perfectly with his 'baby-faced assassin' persona.3. Gordon Hayward's Smooth Slideback
Gordon Hayward went from “Mom, I will be home by 7” to “I can steal away your girl” with his extremely trendy slideback haircut. Even though Hayward may not be 100% back ever since his injury last year, the Boston Celtics Small Forward's hairstyle game is on point.
When you are struggling to put up big numbers the way you used to, confidence is key in order to make a comeback and people looking at you in absolute awe is a great confidence booster, we'd say.4. Gerald Green's 'Loyalist' Cornrows December 31, 2017
An absolute powerhouse, high-flyer Gerald Green has always been creative with his hair. The one to give his mind, body and soul to whichever team he has been a part of in his 13+ years in the league, Green often shows his loyalty towards his roster by 'cornrowing' the team's logo on his head.
These hairstyles may well be extremely tiresome to pull off, but they sure go down well with the fans. Currently a part of the Houston Rockets, Green can be seen donning the team's iconic 'R' logo on his head.