UPDATE: Wednesday around noon, news broke that the image was a doctored fake, and Kawhi hadn’t actually cut his hair.
With the off-season in full swing, Kawhi Leonard is sporting a new hairdo, and it’s more than just a bit unsettling.
But nevertheless, behold. The first social media pic of Kawhi —-WITHOUT HIS BRAIDS!!
RIP Kawhi Leonard braids 1991-2017 pic.twitter.com/VQ1jrWOAuQ— Legends (@LegendsofCH) June 21, 2017
That’s right, Spurs fans; the second gentleman from the right is your franchise player. While we sit here in amazement that Kawhi cut his hair, it seems like a good point in time to break down his career stats, by hairdo.
With Braids (per game)
- 16.4 points
- 5.8 rebounds
- 2.3 assists
- 1.8 steals
- 49.5% shooting overall (38.8% from three)
- 2014 NBA Finals MVP
- Two-time Defensive Player of the Year
- Two-time All-Star
Bold career choice, is it not? We can only hope he’s not about to have a Sampson moment.
RIP Kawhi’s braids, we hardly knew ye.
[Editor’s note: I’m just sad that we never got to see him with the fro he’s been hiding all this time. -JRW]