Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kobe Bryant!

I'm originally from LA so by default I am a Lakers fan, and I do think Kobe has a lot of talent. However, I also think he knows it. And won't let us forget it. Ever. Although after all of his personal drama (cheating, rape charges, etc.) became public he has calmed down a bit. Or maybe it was his balding head that calmed him down.

Here's Kobe in 2002, with a nice full head of hair:

Here he is 2007. You can see the hairline has receded a little bit, but not too noticeable. What is noticeable is that Mr. Bryant used to do more with his hair, and around this time he just kept it shaved.

And here are some pictures from this month. You can see the hairline has definitely receded and he is keeping his hair as short as possible.


  1. At least Kobe hasn't totally lost most of his frontal hairline yet like Rip Hamilton of the Detroit Pistons or has a big bald spot and trying to conceal it like Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs is doing.

    Here's a video of Rip Hamilton from 2006 in a training camp session when he 1st ditched the cornrows:

    Here's a pic of him with a very thinning front hairline:

    And here's Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs:

    Video of him at the 2003 NBA Finals: note at the 1:46-1:47 mark that he's not getting a bald spot there yet.

    But over the years, his frontal hairline started receeding slowly and slowly and his bald getting ever so bigger:

  2. Manu Ginobili is not trying to hide his bald spot or receding hairline. I haven't seen Ginobili do the dreaded combover or try to comb his hair forward to cover the enlarging forehead.