Allen Iverson's new look // He cut his hair! (February 2009)

Allen Iverson chopping his braids off was the talk of NBA All-Star Weekend 2009.

For the first time in 13 years, the Answer buzzed his hair, sporting a new clean cut look just in time for All-Star Weekend. Not since his first couple seasons in the league have fans seen Iverson without his signature cornrows. In a video posts on Yahoo, A.I. showed up in the locker room for the All-Star when his NBA colleagues witnessed the shocking changed, howling and laughing at the sight.

“It’s a wrap,” Iverson says.

According to Yahoo’s spots blog, it wasn’t until the 1997 rookie game that the b-ball showed up with his now trademark braids. It was a straight East/West Rookie back and forth back then, no sophomores (that didn’t take off until a year after the lockout year, which went without an All-Star weekend), and AI showed up with braids.

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Looks like this is the beginning of the end of that cornrow trend. Carmelo, Trey Songz, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes (he had dreads, but still), Omarion, BowWow … the list goes on. Who’s next? Lloyd told us back in July 2008 that he wouldn’t be cutting his anytime soon, but… things change over time.

Continue reading to peep a shot of his teammates’ reaction to his new look. The East ended up getting defeated by The West with a final score of 146-119. Maybe he should’ve kept the braids for luck?

Allen Iverson's new look // He cut his hair! (February 2009)

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