It’s Time For An Intervention With LeBron About His Hairline, And J.R. Smith Is There
I've interacted with Charles Barkley a small handful of times -- once was to explain to him what a blog was (his response: "I don't know what it is, but it doesn't sound good." Another was him remarking to me, as he swept a hand over his bald dome, "Come over to our side. It's time."
My hair is thinning, but I can't go to the totally bald look without looking like a Star Trek villain. That's LeBron James' dilemma right now. As George Costanza said: "You've still got pretty good coverage. Once the enemy advances beyond this perimeter ... then you won't be LeBron anymore."
Yet LeBron continues to fight back. For awhile now he's been filling in the gaps with spray-on hair: the Agent Orange of hair products and totally against the Geneva Convention. Now it looks like he's undergone some hair transplant surgery. I don't know for sure, but I wouldn't be surprised. LeBron is very vain about his hair.
In his piece on J.R. Smith in GQ, Devin Friedman delved deeper into this issue.
“I tell him you can't have everything,” J.R. says. “I tell him all the time: You can't have it all! You have to give up one thing, and it just so happened it's your hair. If someone told me I'm gonna give you $600 million but I'm going to take your hair? Take my hair!”
LeBron isn't quite ready to come over to Barkley's side, but it won't be long now. So my advice to LeBron is to live, dammit! Live! ... every precious moment as if this were the last year of your life. Because in many ways, it is.
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