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Amir Johnson got the Toronto Raptors logo shaved into his head (PHOTO)

Dan Devine
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Hey, Amir Johnson, how much do you love being a member of the Toronto Raptors?

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Looking good, Amir. (Photo via iamamirjohnson on Instagram)

Wow. OK, so, "a lot," then. Cool.

Johnson's Thursday night decision to get Toronto's raptor-claw-and-basketball logo shaved into the back of his head — complete with deep, deep red dye in all the right places — is probably the greatest follicular display of team love since Tony Allen's amazing, glitter-eyed Memphis Grizzlies logo. But Allen chose to Bic his melon rather than display the wonder-bear for the world in a live game setting; we can only hope Johnson chooses to keep his Raptor skull intact for Toronto's Friday night matchup with the Orlando Magic.

[Also: Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum chops off trademark locks]

I personally think this is pretty rad, but I do understand why some folks might think this is a bad decision by Amir. To that, I say: This is definitely a better decision than throwing a mouthpiece at a referee and climbing a very, very high ledge to put a star on the top of a Christmas tree in the midst of the NBA season. Comparatively speaking, this is Johnson using his head. (Literally, too, now that you mention it.)

In conclusion: Sound work, Prince Cuts Kings. Next, let's see the full-sized Raptor mascot on Aaron Gray.

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