As people around the nation miss their hairstylists and barbers due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent social distancing, NBA three-point king and Hall of Famer Ray Allen reminded his Instagram followers that they're not alone.
On Tuesday, Allen posted a photo of his self-titled "Jefferson" hairline, a reference to the famously-bald character George Jefferson's on the 1970's sitcom "The Jeffersons."
At the end of his message, Allen, who retired in 2014 after a 19-year career, tagged NBA luminaries, including Shaquille O'Neal, LeBron James, and Richard Hamilton and challenged them to carry on the "Jefferson" challenge.
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"I nominate all my bald or going bald brothers to let it grow out, ya'll know who you are!" he said in the post.
Allen, whose head was shaved for most of his playing career, explained that until now he has trimmed his own hair for his entire adult life. But in light of the current stay-at-home orders across the country, Allen is embracing his natural three-point-line-shaped edge-up.
In his post, Allen promised to keep the hairline intact "until the 'Rona' kicks rocks!"
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I wasn’t gonna post this but two tears in a bucket! This is where I’m at with it. Lol So I’m gonna ride #myJefferson out until the “Rona” kicks rocks! For those of you that don’t know I have cut my own hair my whole life so it’s been hard not to put the clippers to it but when I look back at these pics I will remember the Rona! Lol Fish don’t fry in the kitchen, beans don’t burn on the grill, took a whole lotta tryin, just to get up that hill, now we’re up in the big leagues, getting our turn at bat, as long as we live, it’s you and me baby, there ain’t nothing wrong with that”! I nominate all my bald or going bald brothers to let it grow out, y’all know who you are! Lol. #pulluptothescenewitmyceilinmissin #shoutouttothefivehead #movinonuptotheeastside #myjeffersonon @kingjames @richardajefferson @carroyo79 @ripcity3232 @mrcbooz @shaq @starburymarbury @dwilk3000 @jermaineoneal @therealchrisspencer #napsknotsandbeebeeshots #georgejeffersonchallenge #kickitray
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Allen played for the Celtics, Heat, Sonics and Bucks during his career. He holds the record for three-pointers made with 2,973.
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