As the Los Angeles Lakers continue their bid for the NBA championship, one superfan has shown their dedication in a particularly unique way. Illinois resident and basketball lover, whose identity remains anonymous, visited the New Style Barbershop in Moline and commissioned a portrait of LeBron James to be intricately shaved into their hair.
Award-winning barber Miguel Rosas brought the fan’s vision to life, expertly crafting an incredibly detailed portrait of the Lakers superstar. Rosas, who has previously won multiple awards for his work and featured on reality show “Cedric Barber Battle,” shared footage of the impressive cut on social media. The intricate design features LeBron’s iconic headband and beard, and required several hours of meticulous work to complete.
This is not the first time Rosas has been commissioned to create a hair portrait of a famous athlete. His impressive portfolio includes images of basketball legend Michael Jordan, UFC champion Jon Jones, and football player Pedro Henrique, among others.
The Lakers fan’s haircut has quickly gained attention online, with many praising the incredible skill and dedication required to create such a work of art. The timing of the cut is particularly poignant, as the Lakers are set to face off against the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Western Conference finals on May 16th. The fan will undoubtedly be cheering on his team in style, with the striking LeBron James portrait serving as a testament to their love for the game.
As the playoffs continue, fans around the world will no doubt be inspired to show their support in creative ways. But for this Lakers enthusiast, their intricate haircut serves as a powerful symbol of their unwavering fandom and admiration for one of the greatest basketball players of all time.