Dirk Nowitzki sat out of Sunday's game to rest his 37-year-old self. To honor the occasion, maybe, he trimmed up his hair a little bit and shared the picture after the game.
Whole team calls me Ellen DeGeneres with my new hairdo!!!! @TheEllenShow pic.twitter.com/NabypGbSAr— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) February 1, 2016
It didn't go over well.
J.J. Barea on Dirk's new 'do: "We're killing him. He's rattled." https://t.co/4dtkeM9QUn— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 1, 2016
Unsurprisingly, Chandler Parsons -- who is on the record earlier this month telling us about his and Dirk's "shit talking" -- went IN.
"It's so bad," Parsons said. "He came in here feeling himself, too, thinking we were going to love it. We had ball boys crushing him, coaches, everyone on the team. I have a feeling he's going to change it here soon because he can't take the beating we're giving him."
Even the diplomatic Zaza Pachulia had to knock the new style.
"He got called so many names I couldn't even tell you," he said. "If I were him I'd just totally shave (it), do something about it. It's obviously we were the first one to see it, staff and coaches and ball boys and everyone was giving him a tough time, but hey, he's a great guy. You can tell because he's a great guy, he takes the joke, he takes it like a man."
Look for Dirk to defend himself in tomorrow's pre-game media availability before the Mavericks play the Atlanta Hawks.