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Monday, January 25, 2016

Watch: With Kawhi Leonard in the All-Star Game, Spurs Fan Makes Good on Cornrow Pledge

Posted By on Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 5:28 PM

click to enlarge Before and after Spurs fan Brayden Neubauer made good on his cornrow pledge. - FACEBOOK/SAN ANTONIO SPURS/BRAYDEN NEUBAUER
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  • Before and after Spurs fan Brayden Neubauer made good on his cornrow pledge.
Sacrifices had to be made to get Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard to start the NBA All-Star game. Leonard made most of them, but one Spurs devotee did his part too. Or his hairstyle did, at least.

Spurs fan Brayden Neubauer tweeted this on January 14:

The NBA used #NBAVote to track fans' votes for the All-Star game starters. And Neubauer's efforts apparently helped do the trick: After Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green led in every set of the voting returns, Leonard surged past him to claim a starting spot.

Neubauer was true to his word. The Spurs posted a video on their Facebook page today of him getting his new 'do:

Kawhi All Star Tweet Leads to Cornrows for One Fan

This Spurs fan stuck to his word & #SpursNation helped make it happen.

Posted by San Antonio Spurs on Monday, January 25, 2016

I doubt Neubauer predicted he'd also get a sweet rat tail out of the deal. But they call them red-letter days for a reason.

Leonard is one of the few cornrow’d players in the NBA (gone are the days in the mid-2000s when it seemed like everyone, and we mean everyone in the association had them). The All-Star game, Leonard’s first, will be played on Sunday, February 14 in Toronto.

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