Gilbert Arenas and his crazy new beard: Barbers tell us what it means
Gilbert Arenas has a beard now. He showed it off at the Wizards' media day on Monday. It's kind of bushy and unkempt, though it's hard to tell whether it's a I-can't-be-bothered kind of thing, or you know, a look. In the video below, you can see it from many angles. (See also the Washington Post Wizards Insider blog for more about Gilbert Arenas's beard.)
UPDATED, 7 pm.: Experts agree: That was no mere act of shaving negligence (a teammate claims a bet was involved) -- it was a deliberate look. But exactly what look is Arenas going for?
"It's a sign of change," said barber Samal (one name only) from Eddie's Hair Creations on Florida Avenue. "He's got a new number, a new attitude. He messed up, he's seen the organization make some changes. He wants to align himself with that."
At the Grooming Lounge near Farragut North, Paul Davis saw penitence: "It looks he's trying to say, 'I haven't been out there, I haven't been trying to look sharp or fly.' " Davis thinks the Wizard may also suffer from skin irritation -- he noticed a bit of a rash during Arenas's cleanshaven days. Either way, Davis said, that beard definitely needs some grooming.
Diego D'Ambrosio of Diego's Hair Salon in Dupont Circle would only drop his clippers for a second to look at photos of the aggressively hirsute point guard: "I think he looks dirty," he sniffed.
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| September 28, 2010; 12:28 PM ET
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