It goes without saying that Amir Johnson is one of, if not the most popular players on the Toronto Raptors these days. And by this, I mean among teammates, fans and media alike.
It certainly helps that, unlike a lot of professional athletes who come to Toronto, he has embraced the city. Whether it’s taking part in Toronto’s zombie walk, giving away copies of Drake’s new CD or attempting to throw out the first pitch at a Blue Jays game, Johnson is always up to something.
However, the Raptors power forward may have finally gone too far, even for him. Johnson decided to take the monumental step of having his hair shaved off:
What was particularly funny was when Veezy shaved off the first bit of his friend’s hair. Almost immediately, you could see the look of regret on Johnson’s face, likely thinking, “What am I doing?!”
Here is what the finished product looked like:
As you can imagine, there were a lot of comments on social media, especially given how many people take an interest in Johnson. Fortunately, as the following photo proves, the 27-year old took it all in his stride:
When pressed about why he would take such a drastic step, Johnson confirmed it was because of the hot summertime weather in California. Regardless, fingers crossed he’s as smooth on the court for the Raptors in the upcoming season.