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How does Gooden expect it to look when it’s come to fruition? “I’m going to get it braided and put two beads on it. I might dye the tip blonde. It’s an ‘80s thing and I’m an ‘80s baby. I had a duck-tail a.k.a a “Gucci tail” back in the 80s, so I’m bringing it back.”
The men looked hilarious, the kids looked adorable and the women … well … maybe the women should stick with their real hair. Or at least an Anderson Varejao wig. (That night is coming up on December 13 against the Bobcats.)
Of course, not everyone believes that’s his real hair. During the November 27th Monday Night Football game, ESPN commentator Tony Kornheiser – while listing his all-time favorite bald guys – claimed that Anderson’s unruly coiffe was a wig.
Brown is honored to hold that record, but as always, looks at it pragmatically. “Chuck Daly once said, ‘When you win an NBA game, that’s just a life support system until the next game.’ And that’s true,” smiled the affable coach. “It’s good to know, but we’ve got a long way to go to get where we need to be.”
On Tuesday, when the squad had wrapped up their workout, LeBron James and Damon Jones held a three-point contest from beyond the arc and, actually, beyond the floor. (Picture where the team’s bench would be and about six inches “below” court-level.)
James and Jones went toe-to-toe, each tormenting each other on and one player – we won’t say which – being rooted on by David Wesley. After one LBJ make, LeBron taunted Jones, “That’s like bringing a gun to a knife fight!” But the DJ was not to be taken lightly, matching the Chosen One almost shot-for-shot and letting out a “Come on, Jones!” after every swish.
Jones finished strong and won the contest, but gave LeBron the chance to hit two of three, from about a foot further back for double-or-nothing. LeBron missed the first shot and canned the second. On the third ball – the money ball – LeBron’s shot rattled around the rim and off, caromed off the shot clock and dropped dramatically in the hole. A jubilant LeBron went charging off the court as teammates and media cheered. (Damon Jones disputes the shot because it bounced off the shot clock.)