Chicken-Fried News: Mustache fever

Tom Selleck, Hulk Hogan, Sam Elliott, Burt Reynolds, Freddie Mercury and Steven Adams. All great men — all great mustaches.

With great facial hair comes great responsibility, like spreading the good news of grin brush.

No longer are beards just for perpetually unkempt bros, Argentine Marxist revolutionaries and Santa Claus. Whiskers are front and center on Oklahoma City Thunder’s center as well as the T-shirts for his New Zealand Camp, according to

Move over, Walt Frazier (NBA legend and rebel in the facial hair arena) Steven Adams has pro-baller skills, a baller beard and a baller heart.

Earlier this month, Adams returned to Auckland, New Zealand, with fellow Thunder players Nick Collison and Andre Roberson. After a volunteer opportunity at the Ronald McDonald House, the group arrived at a youth basketball camp. There, Adams gave away white T-shirts with his mustache-inspired logo.

As The Ada News recently explained, every basketball camp needs uniforms. So of course Adams should design a logo that highlights basketball and mouth brows. After all, the Kiwi athlete is most known for his hoop skills and fantastic facial hair.

Adams was unfazed by the media hubbub over the lip wig logo. For him, the camp was all about the kids.

“I invited some boys from the Oklahoma City Thunder and we’re going to go teach kids high fives and make sure they enjoy the game, just keep the excitement up around it,” Adams told New Zealand Herald. “And give them free stuff.”

The T-shirt was part of the free stuff.

Print Headline: Mustache fever

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