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Before and after Spurs fan Brayden Neubauer made good on his cornrow pledge.
Sacrifices had to be made to get Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard to start the NBA All-Star game. Leonard made most of them, but one Spurs devotee did his part too. Or his hairstyle did, at least.
Spurs fan Brayden Neubauer tweeted this on January 14:
The NBA used #NBAVote to track fans' votes for the All-Star game starters. And Neubauer's efforts apparently helped do the trick: After Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green led in every set of the voting returns, Leonard surged past him to claim a starting spot.
Neubauer was true to his word. The Spurs posted a video on their Facebook page
today of him getting his new 'do:
I doubt Neubauer predicted he'd also get a sweet rat tail out of the deal. But they call them red-letter days for a reason.
Leonard is one of the few cornrow’d players in the NBA (gone are the days in the mid-2000s when it seemed like everyone
, and we mean everyone in the association had them
). The All-Star game, Leonard’s first, will be played on Sunday, February 14 in Toronto.