Although Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons may have a fancy new watch going into the New Year, what he won’t have is hair – though it’s all for a great cause.
Parsons, who’s known to be a bit of a ‘pretty boy’ and often gels his hair during the middle of games won’t need to do so any longer as the former Florida Gator shaved off all his hair to support 10-year-old fan, Patrick Hobbs-DeClaire.
DeClaire has been battling the cancer in stride (the best one can) and admits that his biggest concern right now is not looking like his twin brother. Parsons did what he could do to make DeClaire comfortable, shaving off his locks on Christmas Eve:
“His dad was telling me how he isn’t even scared of death,” Parsons said. “He is more worried about not looking like his twin brother anymore, so me being his favorite player, I decided to shave my head to look more like him and hopefully give him some support and encouragement from me.”
Patrick, who has Stage 4 Neuroblastoma (a cancer that attacks the autonomic nervous system) wasn’t told of Parson’s head shaving, but was simply informed to watch Houston’s Christmas Day game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Very cool act by Parsons.