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The Dirk Hair Tournament: Which hair style is Nowitzki's greatest?

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The most important thing you will do over the NBA All Star Break is vote in this tournament.

Last summer, we brought you the Dirk Game Winners Tournament. For the All Star Break, we have something even better -- the Dirk Hair Tournament.

Welcome! We have seeded Dirk's eight most popular hair styles throughout his illustrious career, starting with the wonderful beard he grew in 2012 and moving on down the list. Dirk did some pretty incredible (read: unwise) things with the mane on his head throughout his career, some of which won't even make this list. It's alright, we must push on. We all think these eight styles define his time in Dallas very well.

What are you voting for? The criteria is simple: which is the greatest. How you determine what that means is totally up to you. Have you heard the expression, 'so bad it's good'? There are certainly opportunities for that phrase to come into play here. Dirk means something different and special to all of us, and so there's no judgment for what hair style you prefer over another.

There you have it. The Dirk Hair Tournament has begun. Let's get to the first round matchups.

FIRST ROUND (voting is closed)

(1) Beard Dirk vs. (8) Olympics Dirk | Beard Dirk wins with 398 votes (88 percent)

(2) Surfer Dirk vs. (7) Mature Dirk | Surfer Dirk wins with 250 votes (66 percent)

(3) Finals Dirk vs. (6) Buzz Cut Dirk | Finals Dirk wins with 328 (88 percent)

(4) Bowl Dirk vs. (5) Chin Patch Dirk | Chin Patch Dirk wins with 234 votes (67 percent)

Voting ends: Sunday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. CT.

SEMIFINALS (voting is closed)

(1) Beard Dirk vs. (5) Chin Patch Dirk | Beard Dirk wins with 310 votes (74 percent)

(2) Surfer Dirk vs. (3) Finals Dirk | Finals Dirk wins with 318 votes (67 percent)

Voting ends: Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. CT

FINALS (we have a winner!)

(1) Beard Dirk vs. (3) Finals Dirk | Finals Dirk wins with 253 votes (67 percent)

Voting ends: Thursday, Feb. 19 at 12 p.m. (midnight)