Austraila's Aron Baynes showed up at the Olympics with a new look.
Let's let him descibe it.
"Out there," he said.
Guess so. Baynes, whose full-time job is playing center for the Detroit Pistons, arrived at the Rio Games with his head completely shaved on both sides with enough left on top for him to tie it into a bun. Besides that, Baynes has let his red beard grow long and full, giving him the look of an Amish Sumo Wrestler.
For a guy from Down Under, this is over the top.
"You got to ask my Mrs. on that one," he said, blaming his wife, Rachel, for the makeover. "It's just a little thing for her (Rachel) to do whatever she wants to me. It's all good."
Baynes scored 14 points and had eight rebounds as the Aussies opened pool play with an 87-66 win over France, a team expected to contend for a medal at these games.
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Maybe the new 'do helped.
"I enjoy it," he said, rubbing his temples. "It's a lot cooler. I got a little bit of aerodynamics with that."
A few of his teammates aren't sure what to make of the 'new' Baynes.
"Oh, Jesus," swingman Joe Ingles said, looking to see if the 6-foot-9 Baynes was nearby. "He's not close to me, is he? I mean he's a father now and he can do what he wants.
You can see the size of him so I'm not going to comment because he might beat the hell out of me. To each their own. I'm going bald so I can't say anything."