Ray Allen’s Hairline Is a Cruel Reminder of the Ravages of Time

In Wednesday’s Hot Clicks: Ray Allen stops shaving his head, the Bucs get new uniforms and more.
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Ray Allen’s hairline is, appropriately, shaped like a three-point line

The prolonged period of social distancing is wreaking havoc on peoples’ grooming habits. When you’re not going out in public, you have no real reason to shave or to touch up your hair. Hell, with barber shops closed, everyone’s in the same boat. 

Ever since his days with the Sonics, we’ve become accustomed to seeing Ray Allen with a shaved head. But the Hall of Famer can’t be bothered to pull out the razor during lockdown. He posted on Instagram that pretty soon he’d be looking like Sherman Hemsley on The Jeffersons

Credit where it’s due, Allen actually had the guts to post a selfie of what he looks like now that he’s stopped shaving. 

Of course the guy who made his living from beyond the arc has a three-point line on his head. 

Allen is 44, so it makes total sense he’d look like this now, but then you realize that the reason he started shaving his head in Seattle is that he was already starting to look like that.  

As Slate writer Joel Anderson points out, guys in the NBA used to rock their natural hairline no matter how old it made them look. 

Allen says he’s going to keep this look going “until the ‘Rona’ kicks rocks!” He’s also challenging several of his bald NBA contemporaries to follow his example, like Richard Jefferson, Rip Hamilton, Carlos Boozer and Stephon Marbury. Marbury has already responded with an emphatic “nah” because “no one is seeing my cow lick.”

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