While waiting for the Lakers/Suns game to being earlier this afternoon, I sat through the end of the Cavs/Pistons match. The ending was pretty lame - Lebron clanked some free-throws, the Pistons won. But my viewing was rewarded - for http://www2.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifI witnessed the Drew Gooden hair patch. A hair patch you ask? It's all part of Gooden's attempt to bring back the '80s.
Gooden is on a big 1980s kick, a current fad in his hometown of Oakland. The Cavs forward recently plunked down $300 on eBay to get a vintage Casio calculator watch.
Ok, so I get the watch idea. But a hair patch? For real?
He’s growing a square patch of hair in the back of his otherwise shaved head, which he calls a “ducktail,” another ’80s look. His left eyebrow also has two lines shaved into it, another forgotten trend from the time of the Reagan Administration.
I couldn't find a screen shot from the game today (if anyone has one, please send), but I was able to find a photo from earlier in the season. Take a close look:
All I can say is - good for you, Drew Gooden! You've managed to have a 'hair patch" during the course of an entire season. You shave your whole head, except for that one square. Maybe when Lebron's house is done, he can have you over to his own personal barber shop.
Finally about that calculator watch. The $300 he forked over for it was more than he had budgeted. He'd have paid less, however...
Gooden was a little upset he had to get into a bidding war for the watch. Apparently he’s run into another trend, as fans of NBC’s The Office are in the market because one is sported by favorite nerdy character Dwight Schrute.
“It was me and another guy and we were bidding back and forth and it kept going up and up,” Gooden said. “I was lucky I got it.”
You are lucky. The hair patch without the calculator watch? Well, that's just not '80s enough.