Dirk Nowitzki was a lock for the Hall of Fame before becoming the sixth player in NBA history to reach the rarified air of 30,000 career points. The Dallas Mavericks icon has turned heads throughout his 19-year career with his patented fadeaway jumper and his ability to do things no 7-footer before him had done. But the 13-time All-Star also drew some double-takes for some of the haircuts he’s donned during his iconic career. In honor of his memorable night, here are just a few of his best hairdos.
The Backstreet Boy look
Where it all began for Dirk. After acquiring the little-known 20-year-old from the Bucks in a draft-day deal, the Mavericks trotted out their eventual superstar. And what an impression he made.
Short and spikey
It didn't take long for Dirk to drop the boy-band look for something a bit more traditional. But the short-and-sweet 'do eventually gave way to something more free-flowing.
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Dirk could have starred in any number of shampoo commericals with this look. But who would dare make fun of the 7-footer who could drop 40 on you at any moment?
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The mountain man look
Dirk dropped that clean-shaven, model look for a more-grizzled appearance. It might not have been pretty but as long as it didn't get in the way of his fadeaway, who cares?