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macc
03-24-2011, 06:47 PM
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-orlando-magic-news-0325-20110324,0,6647700.story



NEW YORK Fear the beard?

At the urging of small forward Quentin Richardson, the Orlando Magic have taken a cue from the world of hockey and decided not to shave their faces until their playoff run ends, whenever that may be.

"It's one of those team things," Richardson said. "Togetherness. It's something fun at the same time."

The players said they collectively made the decision between Monday's victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers and Wednesday's win over the New York Knicks.

"We talked about doing something as a team," center Dwight Howard said.


"We thought about the bald heads, but some of us myself don't look right with a bald head. Then we thought about letting our hair grow out; then [we realized] we've got a lot of guys who are going bald, so [it would] look funny with just patches in their head.

"So the beard is the only way to go. It'll be tough for me and the young guys to really get it going, but we're all in this together."

Growing beards is a tradition in hockey, with players from the eventual Stanley Cup champions often hoisting the coveted trophy with ragged facial hair.

The Magic made their decision at an odd time. Rather than wait until the NBA playoffs start in mid-April, the Magic have started growing their beards with three weeks remaining in their regular season.

The NBA Finals typically end in mid-June

-Kobe24-TJ19-
03-24-2011, 06:52 PM
Stern will fine them

asandhu23
03-24-2011, 06:53 PM
Uh... they took that from 2007 Warriors ( actually just Baron ) and last year's MLB Champs SF Giants

macc
03-24-2011, 06:54 PM
Ha ya

macc
03-24-2011, 06:57 PM
I was thinking they copied it from hockey more than anything.

I just think it will be funny to see Howard with a beard, if he can even grow one that is.

Polish Post
03-24-2011, 07:01 PM
but their "beards" will all be super well groomed, trimmed tight to the face, glorified "jawline" facial hair. I expect no real beards or neck beards here...

championships
03-24-2011, 07:02 PM
I'll bet that JJ Redick can't even grow a beard.

Cano4prez
03-24-2011, 07:06 PM
Beards will be shaved in late April

sixer04fan
03-24-2011, 07:09 PM
This is gonna be good. I hope they don't cheat by keeping them clean cut or half assing it. I want full grown, disgusting beards!

Young and Stupid
03-24-2011, 07:14 PM
I just want to go on record with my belief that there's either something wrong with Dwight's hormones or he's been experimenting with some hormone-altering substances because he's 25 (and a half) years old yet he can only grow a mustache (an extremely light one at that). I'd tend to lean towards the latter, but Dwight doesn't seem like the type of guy to pinch.

It is odd, though.

arkanian215
03-24-2011, 07:17 PM
I just want to go on record with my belief that there's either something wrong with Dwight's hormones or he's been experimenting with some hormone-altering substances because he's 25 (and a half) years old yet he can only grow a mustache (an extremely light one at that). I'd tend to lean towards the latter, but Dwight doesn't seem like the type of guy to pinch.

It is odd, though.

Sidney Crosby

John Walls Era
03-24-2011, 07:19 PM
This is what hockey fans do... leave their beards until the team they like loses.

IAmKira
03-24-2011, 07:26 PM
I'll bet that JJ Redick can't even grow a beard.

I actually saw him 2 days ago. Dude looks miserable for some reason..Probably not part of the movement. He was a loner stretching with the personal trainer instead of practicing with the rest of the team.

dtmagnet
03-24-2011, 07:26 PM
Stern will fine them

lolwut?

Sportfan
03-24-2011, 07:28 PM
Fear James Harden's beard

Young and Stupid
03-24-2011, 07:29 PM
Sidney Crosby

This (http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/images/photos/000/811/274/crosby_20beard2_crop_340x234.jpg?1264797984) is pretty different from this (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-orlando-magic-news-0325-20110324,0,6647700.story).

COBY KARL
03-24-2011, 07:55 PM
Good for them. I'm asian and when I try to attempt no-shave November, my before and after pics on Nov. 1st and Nov. 30th are the same.

Shady66
03-24-2011, 07:58 PM
Are they starting to grow it now, or when the playoffs begin? They should when the playoffs begin...

whitemamba33
03-24-2011, 08:11 PM
Why does a beard get multiple threads?

dodie53
03-24-2011, 08:12 PM
after victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers
or
after seeing Baron Davis?

arkanian215
03-24-2011, 08:49 PM
This (http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/images/photos/000/811/274/crosby_20beard2_crop_340x234.jpg?1264797984) is pretty different from this (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-orlando-magic-news-0325-20110324,0,6647700.story).

The difference is that Crosby had the untrimmed and growing for awhile before that pic was taken. D12 is just getting started. D12 can grow a fu manchu. He won't have the sideburns going like the kid.

mrblisterdundee
03-24-2011, 08:53 PM
How are beards supposed to change the fact that Howard's surrounded by a bunch of jump-shooting *******?

gbrl
03-24-2011, 09:37 PM
this is something vince carter couldve actually contributed to

jrm2054
03-24-2011, 09:54 PM
two threads on the magics beards. this site is going to hell

NetsPaint
03-24-2011, 09:55 PM
Will Stan Van Gundy be participating?

BigCityofDreams
03-24-2011, 10:29 PM
Will Stan Van Gundy be participating?

Let's pray that he doesn't

Bruno
03-24-2011, 10:38 PM
I love it. More beard the better.

~Iggy~
03-24-2011, 10:41 PM
The team should go for a Playoff-Stan-van-Gundy-mustache.

FadeAwayLikeMJ
03-24-2011, 10:58 PM
I say that they focus on basketball and not facial hair. ESPECIALLY QUENTIN RICHARDSON!! lol

Raph12
03-24-2011, 11:06 PM
Could Kryptonians grow beards? ;)

JB posted this earlier then moved it to the Magic forum, not thread-worthy, but it'll be fun to see what Dwight looks like with a beard lol.

godolphins
03-24-2011, 11:22 PM
Cool

NetsPaint
03-24-2011, 11:53 PM
The team should go for a Playoff-Stan-van-Gundy-mustache.
haha Yeah.

mzgrizz
03-25-2011, 12:04 AM
The Grizzlies, coaches and TV/radio announcers have been growing beards for the playoffs for 2 weeks now......

Lim
03-25-2011, 12:47 AM
i dont think anyone on the magic can even grow a full beard lol

MCMG
03-25-2011, 03:27 AM
Very cool.

TheDiggler
03-25-2011, 07:54 AM
Fear James Harden's beard

This ! :laugh:

TheDiggler
03-25-2011, 07:56 AM
The Grizzlies, coaches and TV/radio announcers have been growing beards for the playoffs for 2 weeks now......

Good example for how a major market team can make an elephant out of a fly ...

I'm starting to like the Grizz though. Hope they upset ...

mzgrizz
03-25-2011, 09:35 AM
Good example for how a major market team can make an elephant out of a fly ...

I'm starting to like the Grizz though. Hope they upset ...

Thanks ! I hope we can make a little noise,too!!

Sly Guy
03-25-2011, 09:45 AM
haha, yeah I do this every exam month as well. Last day of class is the last shave until the 'playoffs of academics' is done. I fully endorse this idea by the orlando magic.

MrfadeawayJB
03-25-2011, 10:56 AM
Grizz have been growing beards until they make the playoffs, this started like 3 weeks ago. They are even inviting fans to join in the movement. Best beards win playoff tix!!!

shizzle09
03-25-2011, 12:05 PM
nobody made not shaving your beard more popular than Brian Wilson.

Atticus Finch
03-25-2011, 01:43 PM
Good example for how a major market team can make an elephant out of a fly ...

I'm starting to like the Grizz though. Hope they upset ...

Orlando's population is around 238,000, good for #80 in most populated US cities.

Memphis's population is around 676,000, making it the 19th most populated city.

I think this is an example of one team (the Magic) who have a real chance of actually going far enough into the playoffs for this to matter. The Grizzlies are probably going to face san antonio and still have the possibility of missing the playoffs all together, nobody cares about a playoff beard that might only last 5 days after the regular season ends

bbcmillionaire
03-25-2011, 01:52 PM
Get James harden on their team, epic man just epic

The Jokemaker
03-25-2011, 01:59 PM
Grizzlies started doing somethign similar a while ago. They are not shaving until they have a playoff berth locked up.

Geargo Wallace
03-25-2011, 02:08 PM
Durant is better than Q

PurpleJesus
03-25-2011, 02:26 PM
Uh... they took that from 2007 Warriors ( actually just Baron ) and last year's MLB Champs SF Giants

and those teams took it from the NHL teams who have been doing it for years, and those NHLers took it from some one else...who took it from someone else...whats your point?

THE GIPPER
03-25-2011, 03:11 PM
Some of the best playoff beards ever:

Big Z
http://hubsub54.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/jaws59.jpg

Lanny McDonald
http://www.x929.ca/shows/newsboy/wp-content/uploads/lanny-mcdonald.jpg

Mike Commodore
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_wVT5gQA0kuA/S8crqnro1VI/AAAAAAAAASU/k2UcBMaqXCw/s320/mike+commodore+in+playoffs.jpg

Kakaroach
03-25-2011, 07:35 PM
Thats pretty tight. I didn't even know Dwight Howard has facial hair lol.