What's buzzing:

Ball Don't Lie

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

Dan Devine
Ball Don't Lie

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

View photo

.

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.

More NBA coverage from Yahoo! Sports:

Other popular content on the Yahoo! network:
Y! Screen: LeBron James and Dwyane Wade talk like girls in comedy clip
Can prime NBA tickets get Heisman winner Johnny Manziel in trouble?
Boxing rankings: Manny Pacquiao still reeling from stunning loss

View Comments (260)
  • 76ers favored twice this week, so what happened to tanking?

    They have the look of such favorites that Las Vegas likes them twice this week, once while on a back-to-back and the other time on the road. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 38 minutes ago
  • Suns-Trail Blazers Preview

    Another win for the Portland Trail Blazers will clinch a playoff spot and inch them closer to their first Northwest Division title in six years. They'll go for their fourth straight victory since that slide Monday night at home against the Phoenix … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Down 20, OKC wins behind Westbrook's 33

    Down 20, OKC wins behind Westbrook's 33

    Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek said it was a must-win, and the Oklahoma City Thunder struggled with the Suns' intensity early in Sunday night's game. ''Once they went up 20, we had to make a decision: Defend or go home,'' guard Russell Westbrook said. … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Mar. 29: Daily Zap

    Mar. 29: Daily Zap

    Recap all of Sunday's amazing action in the Daily Zap. … More »

    NBA.com - 4 hours ago
  • Mar. 29: Top 10

    Mar. 29: Top 10

    Check out the top ten plays from around the Association. … More »

    NBA.com - 4 hours ago