So, this is Dallas Mavericks big man Dirk Nowitzki with a new haircut. No big deal, right? Everyone gets haircuts. Apparently not so much. It turns out that Dirk’s haircut was, in fact, a huge deal to his teammates. Per Dirk’s Twitter profile, teammates were calling him Ellen DeGeneres because of his new style.
“It’s so bad,” Chandler Parsons said to The Dallas Morning News. “He came in here, too, feeling himself, thinking that we were going to love it. Everybody, we had ballboys crushing him, from coaches to everybody on the team. I have a feeling he’s going to change it soon because he can’t take the beating we’re giving him.”
Center Zaza Pachulia wasn’t much kinder, noting that Dirk should probably crop it all off and embrace baldness: