There's been a lot of speculation over why Carmelo Anthony shaved his braids — Communists, Chris Andersen sleepwalking with shears, a touching goodbye to good friend Allen Iverson — but the truth is it was done as part of a viral marketing campaign for NBA Live '09. Bananas, man. Bananas.
No word yet on whether Busta, Ludacris, Omarion, R. Kelly, Bow Wow and Lil' Romeo also lost their locks to the quick-trigger hands of "The Wizard" Munch. I'll keep you posted as more information surfaces.
(Many thanks to the fifteen or so bloggers and BDL readers who sent this in today. I had no idea I was supposed to care so much about 'Melo's hair. Just think of what'll happen when Iverson cuts his. It'll be anarchy! Anarchy, I tell you!)