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Head Cases
May 21, 2001
History can be less than kind to the wearer of the headband, the signature 1970s headdress that has experienced a minirenaissance in this year's NBA playoffs. Vince Carter (center) and his fellow Raptors are one of the teams that have donned the headband as a symbol of unity. While that spirit may be noble, it takes a certain je ne sais quoi to pull the look off. Here's a glance back at headband winners and losers.
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May 21, 2001

Head Cases

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History can be less than kind to the wearer of the headband, the signature 1970s headdress that has experienced a minirenaissance in this year's NBA playoffs. Vince Carter (center) and his fellow Raptors are one of the teams that have donned the headband as a symbol of unity. While that spirit may be noble, it takes a certain je ne sais quoi to pull the look off. Here's a glance back at headband winners and losers.

HALL OF FAME

Bjorn Borg
1977

Walter Payton
1984

Wilt Chamberlain
1972

Slick Watts
1976

Sylvester Stallone
1979

Olivia Newton-John
1981

HALL OF SHAME

John McEnroe
1978

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