A couple of days ago, J.R. Smith showed up on Instagram looking like this. Rodman? Sisqo? Simon Phoenix? Nope. You'll never guess where the Knicks' swingman got the idea to go blond.
"I was watching the movie 'Meteor Man' and there was a group of guys called ‘The Golden Lords.’ I was like ‘Man, I’m going to dye my hair blonde.’ I think it was either [Iman Shumpert] or my brother said ‘You’re not going to do it.’ Shump was like ‘If you do it, I’ll dye my flat top grey.’ So I was like, ‘All right.’"
(For the record, Shumpert lived up to his end of the bargain.)
Smith's new look didn't last long. On instructions from coach Mike Woodson, the blond was gone within days. And sure enough, Smith appeared at his charity golf tournament yesterday looking much like his old self.
But, hold up. Swish conforms for no one. Today Smith sent out this selfie, and peeking out under the sides of his Devils cap is a more subtle shade of red.