Some of you might be unaware of this, but there is a reason why the Dallas Mavericks, specifically Dirk Nowitzki, O.J. Mayo, Vince Carter, Chris Kaman, Elton Brand, and Jae Crowder are sporting a sudden abundance of facial hair and it is not because they have a future cameo on "Game of Thrones." The Mavericks, who got off to a slow start in the season when Dirk had to miss 6 weeks to recover from knee surgery, made a pact in early February to not shave until their record was .500. And with only one win away from reaching their goal, they brought their barber to the American Airlines Center in Dallas for when they take on the Indiana Pacers tonight. If the Mavs walk away with the victory, those beards will come off.
From ESPN Dallas:
Omar the barber is coming to Thursday night's home game against the Indiana Pacers.
"Man, everyone is going to have their clippers in their locker Thursday and hopefully you guys can watch us shave them off," said Mayo, who said he doesn't know his barber's last name. "The barber will be here. We're going to leave him tickets and give ourselves a chance to shave them off.
Nowitzki said his wife of less than a year, Jessica, doesn't like the look but has been a good sport about it. Nowitzki's mother recently told him that he looks 45 years old.
"I don't really want to jinx it, but I'm ready to get this thing off," Nowitzki said. "That's a big outing for us Thursday against a very good, tough team from the Eastern Conference."If anything, Dirk looks more like a viking, or caveman, whatever you prefer. I am just not too sure if they should go ahead and shave their majestic male manes when it got them this far, the last thing you would want to do is to reverse jinx yourself.