Saturday January 30th, 2016

Indiana Pacers guard George Hill dyed his hair blond before the beginning of the season, and shocked the world by playing 39 games without making a hairstyle change. 

Hill’s improbable streak has finally come to an end. His hair is back looking natural again.

The Pacers held on to beat the Denver Nuggets in overtime 109–105. Coincidence? I think not!

• Which NBA players actually pulled off the dyed blond hair look?

While it’s certainly impressive that he held on to his flashy hairdo for four months, it makes a ton of sense. He joked with reporters before the season that his new hair color made him a “sex symbol.”

From the Indy Star:

“They were shocked because I said at the end of the year I was going to try something different with my hair. They really didn’t think I was going to do it. I had to prove them wrong. They’re asking me if I was going to turn it back black and I said no. They said, ‘Well wait until media day and you’ll bet you come back black.’ So, for media day, I made sure I blond it again. I’m kind of used to it now. So, I don’t think I’ll go back black this season. I’ll stick with the blond. They say blonds have more fun. I’m a sex symbol now.”

It’s sad to see Hill’s hair go. He was one of the players who came close to pulling it off. Gregg Popovich will certainly be sad.

Hill finished with nine points on 3-of-10 shooting while Monta Ellis scored a game-high 32 for Indiana. The Pacers improved to 25–22.

 

Indiana hosts LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.

- Kenny Ducey

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