Ron Artest Wears the Lakers Logo in His Hair For Debut
Laker fans were curious to see how Ron Artest would look in his Lakers debut. They soon found out he’d be content to defer to his teammates on offense and serve as a shutdown defender. Things went pretty well for the Lakers as they beat an improved Clippers team 99-92 and Artest had 10 points, 5 boards, and 4 assists. He also debuted a new hairstyle complete with some (Japanese?) characters in his hair, a Lakers logo, and then the word “Chat” which was a tribute to his late friend, Mike Chatfield. Anyway, here’s Ron Ron’s Lakers haircut from opening night:
Ron’s hair is often a hot topic here at LBS, particularly because a young student got sent home from school last year for mimicking Artest’s hairstyle. As for judging Ron’s hair for the opener, I’d say the Lakers logo was a fine touch but the writing on both sides was a little too much. Still, the Lakers should be even better this year with him in there as a defensive stopper. They’ll be tough to beat once again.