Raptors' Johnson sports new haircut

Raptors forward Amir Johnson sports a new haircut with the Raptors logo at the Air Canada Centre...

Raptors forward Amir Johnson sports a new haircut with the Raptors logo at the Air Canada Centre last night. (Mike Cassese/REUTERS)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:27 PM ET

TORONTO - His coach hated it, his teammates laughed about it and Amir Johnson said he was just having fun.

We’re talking, of course, about Johnson’s rather colourful new haircut, which features a red Raptors claw shaved into the back of his head.

“I was thinking about doing something funky. I didn’t know what it (would be),” Johnson said before Friday’s game against Orlando.

“I was just sitting at the house and I was just like: ‘Why not get the Raptor logo?’ It’s team spirit right there, you know what I mean?”

Johnson said it took an hour and a half to get it done and added that it was the first time he had ever had his hair bleached.

His old-school coach didn’t see things quite the same way.

“It’s not something I condone. I don’t promote it, my only thing is if you do that, you better be the baddest guy in the paint,” Casey said.

 


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