SAN ANTONIO – Lonnie Walker IV is headed to Orlando to resume the NBA season with a new look.
The Spurs second-year guard cut off his signature hair Wednesday night during an Instagram live on his official account.
In recent days, Walker had asked fans on social media what his new hairstyle should look like, but many did not believe he would go through with the cut.
He decided to cut off nearly all of it and shared photos on social media of his new look.
Walker, who is 21-years-old, tweeted that he had been growing out his signature “pineapple” hair since he was in 5th grade.
Walker’s iconic look came to fame among Spurs fans when he was drafted in 2018 out of Miami (Fla.) and his photo wearing a Spurs cap on draft night went viral.
Miami basketball’s official Twitter account also posted: “BREAKING: The Pineapple is gone”
In only his second season with the Spurs, Walker has quickly become a fan favorite not only for his explosive plays on the court, but his charitable efforts and work in the San Antonio community.
Walker and his Spurs teammates will resume the regular season this summer after the NBA temporarily suspended play in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.