After Kenyon Martin rips his dreads, Jeremy Lin kills him with kindness. Getting dreadlocks was no whim for the Nets’ Jeremy Lin, who has cycled through a number of hairstyles over his seven-year NBA career.
Can basketball players have dreads?
You don’t see dreadlocks much in the NBA because it is counterproductive to playing basketball. It could get in your way and disrupt your shooting stroke.
Why did Jeremy Lin get dreadlocks?
While Lin did seek out advice and input firsthand, he still decided to get dreadlocks because he saw it as a sign of “respect.” But the real respect, comes with truly understanding the importance and history behind something as culturally sensitive as dreadlocks.
Who wore dreadlocks?
The God Shiva wore ‘matted’ dreadlocks. So it is perhaps the Indians who have the dubious honour of ‘inventing’ dreadlocks, and we could reasonably conclude that the African Egyptians culturally appropriated dreads from them. Next came the ancient Greeks.
Who was the first NBA player to wear braids?
Allen Iverson wore cornrows for the first time in the 2001 All-Star game and started a revolution. The most recognized player to ever wear them, along with Carmelo Anthony, one can only imagine just how long Dr. J’s would have been.
Why do football players have dreads?
Why do so many NFL players have dreadlocks compared to other sports? – Quora. Hmm I would guess because they can be “held down” in their helmet. Other sports the longer locs would swing all over the place even if styled. Also, because they can be extremely low maintenance.
Where is Jeremy Lin now?
Did Vikings have dreads?
Historians have uncovered Roman accounts stating that the Celts wore their hair “like snakes” and that several Germanic tribes and Vikings were known to wear dreadlocks.