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Three Stars of the Night: Three huge games, one huge hairdo

Nov 15, 2012, 2:00 AM EDT

Andrew Bynum hair

There were some fantastic performances on the court Wednesday night, but if you want to know what people were buzzing about on twitter it was that photo to the right — Andrew Bynum’s hair. Which I can’t describe, but it’s buzz worthy. I think the face of the guy to Bynum’s left really says it all.

That haircut is enough to get Bynum an “honorable” mention, but as he has yet to set foot on the hardwood (and who knows when he will) he does not get one of the coveted PBT three stars of the night slots.

Third Star: James Harden 30 points (on 10-of-20 shooting), 4 assists

This looked like the James Harden of the first couple games this season — he was slashing and getting into the lane at will against the Hornets. Those drives were key to sparking a 39-18 second quarter when the Rockets tried to pull away. In the second half the Hornets changed plans and threw multiple defenders at Harden and that slowed him down (3 points in the third). He has to learn how to adapt to those defenses. Still, monster night for the beard.

Second Star: Rudy Gay28 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists

The Grizzlies are for real and Rudy Gay is a key part of that — he was putting up points at will (after the dismal first quarter that was all Thunder). But the real key was late in the third quarter: Oklahoma City made a run and cut the Memphis lead to six and it was Gay knocking down three consecutive midrange jumpers to give the Grizzlies control again.

First Star: Kemba Walker 22 points, 5 assists, 4 steals

He looked like the Kemba Walker that used to wear a UConn and could take over games. He had 8 points in the first quarter but more important was the efficient play most of the night. Oh, yea, and the game winner. The Timberwolves had all the momentum after a comeback, then getting to tie the game when Reggie Williams went Chris Webber and called a timeout when the team had none left. But Walker bailed them out with this shot.

  1. jmag420 - Nov 15, 2012 at 2:24 AM

    No wonder Bynum’s knee won’t get better..that hair be weighing him down.

    • nbascreed - Nov 15, 2012 at 7:44 AM

      That was a nice move by Kemba and the cross was right-to-left which is more difficult than the typically left to right you see. I hope to see more of this from him, I had high expectations for him coming out of UConn.

      On another note, Shved (who I’ve warmed up to) has got to give him a step or step and a half and force him into a TRULY contested jumpshot when he’s on an island with a shake and bake guard like that. He tried to play him straight up early and then got broke off.

  2. rocirius - Nov 15, 2012 at 2:51 AM

    LOL WTF??!! Great call about the expression on the face of the dude next to him!

  3. rocirius - Nov 15, 2012 at 2:53 AM

    If he can’t play basketball again, I think he could have a future as a spokesperson for Chia pets.

  4. londonps - Nov 15, 2012 at 3:08 AM

    I like his hair very 70s, it doesn’t look even though

  5. kavika6 - Nov 15, 2012 at 3:11 AM

    Is Bynum trying to be the black Ronald McDonald? All he needs is some face paint. (NOT a racist joke)

    • patfic15 - Nov 15, 2012 at 6:31 AM

      Ronald McDonald is played by an African American……just throwing that out there.

      • genericcommenter - Nov 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM

        In white face?

  6. lmoneyfresh - Nov 15, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    No love for Boozer putting up 28 pts, 14 boards and 3 assists? On 11-20 shooting even?

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