As if all these trades and rumors floating around the NBA isn’t enough, this photo of Kawhi Leonard without his signature braids might be the biggest surprise yet.
A CBA player named Xuewen Zhang posted this photo on Weibo on Tuesday.
If all this crazy NBA news wasn’t enough, it appears Kawhi Leonard has ditched his braids. 😮
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) June 21, 2017
As far as we know, though, he hasn’t been without the hairstyle since long before that. Molly Podlesny of SB Nation found a photo of Leonard’s eighth-grade ID card in which he has the braids and had to go all the way back to this childhood glamor shot to see him without him. It’s entirely possible that the soon-to-be 26-year-old Kawhi has gone 15 years without him. It’s been at least 10.
OK, Spurs fans better hope Kawhi’s strength doesn’t come from his hair or start complaining to the ref after every missed call.