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Chandler Parsons shaves head to support young fan with cancer

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Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons use to have a great head of man hair. Some would call Parsons, who recently modeled in a commercial for the Buffalo David Bitton clothing line, a pretty boy. Heck, the former Florida star even gels his hair up during games. But on Christmas Eve, Parsons decided there were far more important things in life than his hair.

Parsons shaved his head to support his friend Patrick Hobbs-DeClaire, a 10-year-old who has been battling cancer. Patrick is a twin, and his father said he is more afraid of not looking like his twin brother than he is of the cancer itself.

“His dad was telling me how he isn’t even scared of death,” Parsons said, via the Houston Chronicle. “He is more worried about not looking like his twin brother anymore, so me being his favorite player, I decided to shave my head to look more like him and hopefully give him some support and encouragement from me.”

Parsons did not inform Hobbs-DeClaire that he was going to shave his head, but he told his family to tune into the Rockets Christmas Day game against the San Antonio Spurs. He’s hoping it will be a nice Christmas surprise. Bravo, Chandler.

Photo via Instagram/Chandler Parsons

Chandler Parsons and girlfriend Robyn Crowley celebrate his birthday together

Chandler-Parsons-Robyn-CrowleyHouston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons turned 25 last week, and he celebrated with some teammates and friends over the weekend. More importantly, he shared the special occasion with his girlfriend Robyn Crowley.

TMZ posted some photos of Parsons’ birthday weekend in Houston that included teammates James Harden, Dwight Howard and Jeremy Lin. However, we’ll operate under the assumption that Crowley is going to be the one that catches your eye if you scroll through the pictures. We don’t blame you.

If Crowley’s Instagram page is any indication, she and Parsons have been dating for well over a year. The former Florida star has clearly done as well for himself off the court as he has on it — if not better.

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Chandler Parsons could not attend a girl’s prom, so he got her a party bus instead

Chandler ParsonsChandler Parsons was unable to attend the prom of one of his fans, but he still did his best to make the young girl’s day.

A girl named Stephanie Flores, who appears to be a huge Houston sports fan, tweeted to the Rockets forward on May 20 to ask him to her prom.

Flores then enlisted her friends to bombard Parsons with tweets on her behalf to ensure he would see the prom request.

After at least 15 of her friends sent tweets to the second-year player, she got a response:

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Chandler Parsons leaves fan hanging with a fist pound (Video)

Chandler-Parsons-fist-poundChandler Parsons was one of the biggest reasons the Houston Rockets were able to avoid a sweep on Monday night. The 24-year-old dropped 27 points to go along with 10 rebounds and eight assists. Parsons helped lead a 13-0 run in the third quarter of a game in which the Oklahoma City Thunder led by 13 near the end of the first half.

The Rockets snuck away with a 105-103 victory and live to play another day. After the game, a fan who was sitting courtside wanted to celebrate with Parsons by going in for a fist bump. As you can see from the video above, Parsons stonewalled the dude. If I’m not mistaken, it appears he intentionally made him think he was going to pound fists and then casually walked away. Here it is in GIF form, courtesy of Ben Golliver:

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Chandler Parsons sends game to OT with crazy 3-pointer (Video)

Chandler ParsonsChandler Parsons sent the Houston Rockets-Los Angeles Lakers game to overtime on Wednesday with a crazy 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game at 90-90.

Parsons practically threw a line drive at the hoop in desperation during the broken play and it somehow went in. Just how the Rockets drew it up!

Kobe Bryant, of course, was disappointed with his team for allowing the three:

Things all worked out for the Lakers in the end. They won 99-95 in overtime to clinch the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

Jeremy Lin asks to sleep on teammate’s couch despite big contract

Jeremy Lin may have signed a three-year, $25.1 million deal with the Houston Rockets, but that doesn’t mean he’s too good to sleep on a couch like he did last season.

Lin must be getting ready to move into a new place in Houston before training camp begins, because he apparently texted teammate Chandler Parsons to ask if he could stay at his buddy’s while waiting for his place to get furnished. Parsons shared the following tweet containing a screengrab of a text from Lin:

Lin famously was living on his brother’s couch in New York before breaking out with the Knicks and ultimately getting added to the team’s roster for the rest of the season. Once he got a guaranteed contract with the Knicks, he moved out and got his own place. And even though he’s now set to make multi-millions guaranteed, he’s still not too cool to live on a couch.

But what was the funniest part about Parsons’ tweet? He shared it with the world before actually responding to Lin!

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Video: Chandler Parsons Nut Shot with Towel After Hitting Big Three Pointer

The 9 points Chandler Parsons scored in double-overtime for Florida on Wednesday night to lead the Gators to victory came with a hefty price tag.  Parsons hit some big three pointers during the win over Georgia that excited the Gators bench — maybe a little too much.  Check out the Chandler Parsons nut shot video:

That may not look like much, but rat tails hurt no matter where you get them.  Have you ever been rat tailed?  Have you ever been hit in the nuts?  Have you ever been rat tailed in the nuts?  I didn’t think so.  You have no idea what this man is going through.  A true Wednesday night hero in every sense of the word.  Thanks to Deadspin for the video.