From one 7-footer with outlandish hair styles to another. Nerlens Noel was introduced as the newest member of the Sixers earlier today, and made various comments in front of the media that showed confidence and optimism.
After addressing his goals for himself, the team, his rehab process, draft night fall, etc., Noel made it known that he plans to get the 76ers logo shaved into his head if he can find the right barber.
Already sporting the flat top, it is apparent that while the Sixers let the distraction that was Andrew Bynum walk this off-season, they did not get away from rim protectors with a fascination with their hair.
Luckily for Noel and Sixers fans, as long as the rookie center steps on the court once this season, he will be viewed as an upgrade from the 7-footer that was previously viewed as the savior of the franchise.
Clearly, that didn’t pan out.
Regardless, at least Noel will be sporting his team spirit. That is more than can be said for Bynum, who spent all of last season on the bench uninterested.