If and when the Philadelphia 76ers return to action, it appears Ben Simmons will be adopting a new persona on his quest towards greatness.
Simmons, who claims to have once sported cornrows in his younger years to emulate Allen Iverson, is back it it, which should throw off Philly's future opponents quite a bit.
Yes, the Colin Kaepernick look goes hard indeed.
A few weeks back, Simmons teased the braids, but also told his adoring public that they never see him rocking them in public. There's certainly a difference between popping on cornrows in private, and using them to represent your brand in an ad campaign. Simmons is clearly endorsing the look these days.
Will they survive until he's back on the court? Who knows. The NBA doesn't have a long history of intimidating 'rows -- after all, nobody grew up wanting to be like Josh Boone.
But in Philly, it just makes sense, and they may very well be The Answer to a title drought.