Athlete NBA forward Carmelo Anthony
New Look: No more braids! (above)
The Reason: He lost a bet—and he wanted to promote his new barbershop in Denver.
The Result: It's less about what it did for him and more about what it did for the NBA: Cornrows in the NBA? We off that!
Athlete: NBA guard Allen Iverson
New Look: No. More. Braids!
The Reason: The guy who was the originator of rocking cornrows in the NBA was starting to look like an old-timer around the younger guys.
The Result: It cleaned up his image. For a second, at least. He eventually went right back to the braids. But, oh well, it was worth a shot.