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The 70's

The early 70's was the era of the afro. During a time where the civil rights movement was still very much alive and people were more anti-establishment, Afrocentrism and Hippiness ruled the day. No doubt the influence of artist such as James Brown (one of the forefathers of Hip Hop) and his late 60's production "I'm black and I'm proud" paved the way for many players to grow their hair out naturally and stray away from relaxers and waves- at least until the Jehri Curl gained traction in the late 70s.
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  • Julius Erving (AKA DR. J)

    The Afro and Dr. J go together like greens and corn bread. Some of fan's fondest memories Julius Ervings era was watching his fly through the air while his hair waivered on its way to the rim.
  • Walt Frazier

    The hall of famer and former New York Knickerbocker rocking the fro with the heavy side burns during the 70s.
  • Kareem Abdul Jabbar

    Perhaps the greatest center of all time falling in line with the hair style status quo by rocking the fro with the full beard.

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The 70's

The early 70's was the era of the afro. During a time where the civil rights movement was still very much alive and people were more anti-establishment, Afrocentrism and Hippiness ruled the day. No doubt the influence of artist such as James Brown (one of the forefathers of Hip Hop) and his late 60's production "I'm black and I'm proud" paved the way for many players to grow their hair out naturally and stray away from relaxers and waves- at least until the Jehri Curl gained traction in the late 70s.