In early February, Dallas Mavericks team members like Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter revealed that the group would not shave their beards until the Mavs climbed back to .500.
On Sunday afternoon in New Orleans, the Mavericks finally reached their milestone, and Nowitzki couldn't get rid of his facial hair fast enough. Dallas improved to 40-40 by defeating the Hornets 107-89.
The 34-year-old future Hall of Famer quickly made his way to the Mavs locker room and cleaned up with an electric trimmer before doing a postgame TV interview.
Here's a photo of Nowitzki taken by Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News:
Dirk has already shaved. twitter.comtownbradstatu Brad Townsend (@townbrad) April 15, 2013
Mavericks team owner Mark Cuban added this tweet minutes after the victory:
Shave em if you got em Go Mavs MFFL Mark Cuban (@mcuban) April 15, 2013
According to Townsend, Nowitzki joked that his wife hasn't kissed him since February because of his scruffy facial hair.