Posted November 07, 2012

In Focus: The flat top


Norris Cole (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

By Andy Gray

Norris Cole brought his flat top back for another season. The hairstyle, a staple in the early ’90s, is much missed in today’s NBA. In honor of Cole, here are some other memorable hoopsters and their flat tops.

Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)


Kenny Walker (Mike Powell/Allsport)


J.R. Reid (AP)


Charles Oakley (Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)


Detlef Schrempf (John W. McDonough/SI)


Iman Shumpert

Iman Shumpert (Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

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