Beards are the new black.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brian Wilson's and Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden's beards are so popular that each has its own respective fan-run Twitter account, collectively totaling 32,137 followers. Heck, even the Red Sox are offering promotions for showing off your beard.
Given the current state of beard-sanity, it only made sense, then, for Pau and Marc Gasol to settle a bet by shaving their favorite facial accessory. Earlier in the summer, the star Spaniard centers made a wager on a competition they were having to promote their charity, The Gasol Foundation.
The bet pitted two groups of Memphis-based kids against one another, each coached by a different Gasol brother, to see which group could cumulatively lose the most weight. The kids were all given Nike+ Fuel Bands to track their progress over the eight-week competition. Apparently, Pau's team lost.
"It's something me and Marc wanted to do for a while," the elder Gasol told insidesoca...