Spencer Hawes' mullet lands in the national spotlight

Whoever runs BuzzFeed’s sports page either is a Philadelphia sports fan or has some kind of weird hair fetish. Or maybe both.

Earlier this month, the popular sports aggregation site made fun of Andrew Bynum’s wide variety of hairstyles this season.

Today, the site has taken aim at Spencer Hawes. The same writer who put together the Bynum piece weighs in on Hawes’ mullet. He calls it “the most controversial mullet in the NBA.”

“Despite more exposure to the mullet, Hawes' hair remains a point of controversy among NBA fans,” the author says.

But his personal opinion lavishes praise on the 76ers’ center, calling the mullet a “beautiful mane” with “flowing locks.”

I guess it would be great if the NBA standings were based on hairdos. But even then, with Bynum out injured, would his aftro-turned-Beatles-esque-mop-top count?

Maybe we can ask the Dallas Mavericks. Chris Kaman and Dirk Nowitzki (who also has a long-term injury) have plenty of history of their own with unusual hairdos.