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KSR College looks at the top five flat tops

From Chris Jones…

Now that you know how its done, run, don’t walk, to your local barber shop.

 

I don’t know if you heard about this, but last night it was confirmed via haircut that Nerlens Noel would be “taking his talents” to Lexington to try and bring home #9 for the Big Blue Nation. Not only did this announcement guarantee Calipari’s 4th consecutive number 1 recruiting class, it also showed that Noel has infinite swag. When asked where he would be playing basketball next year, he said “Next year, I’m going to be taking my talents to play at the University of…” and then silently turned around only to show this work of art:

When words just aren’t enough.

 

Now that we know “The Eraser” (fantastic nickname) is coming to Lexington next year, I have decided to see how his swag-top measures up against some from the past. This week’s version of Top 5 counts down the best flat-top haircuts the world has seen.

Honorable Mention: Brandon Jennings

 

‘Cause when you don’t live up to your potential, you might as well look good doing it.

 

5. Ivan Drago from Rocky IV

 

“I must break you.”

 

4. Nerlens Noel

 

Nerlens, bring us home number 9 and maybe you’ll jump up a couple of spots on the list.

 

3. Kenny (Sky)Walker

 

This is the second time I’ve been able to post this picture on KSRCollege, and I can tell you now it won’t be the last.

 

2. Will Smith

 

Remember that time? That one time?

 

1. This guy

 

Flat top + Mullet = Number 1

 

That’s all for today. #BringItBack high-top fade

Article written by KSRCollege.com

59 Comments for KSR College looks at the top five flat tops



  1. SHOOTIN_A_LOAD
    9:40 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I wonder if Nerlens only went UK because the barber couldn’t do the Georgetown logo?



  2. WKY Dude
    9:42 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    You guys can continue to call it a “flat top” if you want, but Nerlens is actually sporting the “High Top Fade”. Word!!



  3. WKY Dude
    9:43 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Actually think it’s spelled Hi-top fad. My bad.



  4. WKY Dude
    9:44 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    *fade…..I give up.



  5. mawoods15
    9:44 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    for God’s sake, please stop calling it a “flat top” and call it what it is… a “high top fade”, big difference.



  6. rodgers
    9:47 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Would you guys stop calling it a flat-top… It is a high top fade… It would be like calling Harrelson’s jean shorts khaki shorts…You dindnt call Jorts Korts did you… And that whole flat-top feller saying has a creepy racial undertone to it… STOP IT!



  7. FlySoup
    9:49 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    i’ve always heard it called a high top too but “high-top feller” doesn’t sound quite as good as “flat-top feller”



  8. rainman
    9:50 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Sargeant Carter, Gomer Pyle!!



  9. Hole
    9:50 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Turley Curd says its a flat top, so im going with flat top..



  10. NKY_UK_fan
    9:50 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Where’s Kid from Kid n Play?



  11. cracka
    9:50 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink


  12. lexslamman
    9:54 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Nerlens has a high-top fade. JP Blevins had a flat top.

    **The More You Know**



  13. Bean
    9:55 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    The “flat top feller” stupidity will never end because you guys obviously find it hilarious to egg on the bumpkins…instead you shold start lobbying for 2 of the new guys to do the kid n play kick step at BBM



  14. nassau65
    9:57 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    9. i’ll go with flat top too., not that it really matters, i just like to see all the comments of the ones getting so upset sayin that we are calling it the wrong thing. I wish i had nothing else to worry about.



  15. Stoopida$$
    9:58 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    It’s a high top fade you redneck!



  16. Big Blue 66
    9:59 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    really disappointed in KSR what no Mark Pope?



  17. Big Blue 66
    9:59 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    im going with engine engine NUMBER NINE baby



  18. Stoopida$$
    10:00 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Ignorant mugfuggas



  19. Stoopida$$
    10:02 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    And I agree with (6)



  20. joe
    10:03 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Kwame! with the blond streak, & Kid has to be on the list



  21. Ap
    10:12 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    If 2 people does the kid n play dance at bbm, be the best intros ever. I vote polson and wiltjer do it when they announce Noel.



  22. Fubar
    10:17 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    A flat top is basically a white kids buzz cut.



  23. Son of Adolph
    10:20 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Come on guys. Where are the historians? I’m old enough to have seen these flat top Cats play in
    person: Billy Ray Lickert (All SEC, KY Mr Basketball); Ed Beck (Fiddlin Five starting center); Charlie Ishmael, Carroll Burchett, Larry Pursiful, Lincoln Collinsworth (Chris’ dad), Pat Riley (soph year), etc. Most, of course from the late 1950’s and 1960’s when the style was in.



  24. Azubuike's Bicep
    10:22 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    ummmmmm….Where’s Kid, from Kid n’ Play?



  25. Mike
    10:23 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Chris Mullin had a pretty impressive flat top as well.



  26. Azubuike's Bicep
    10:26 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Who cares what it’s “technically” called? Do you think this site cares? Everyone knows what it implies. So for all the people who are literally upset about the incorrect term for a haircut, shut the hell up. It says more about yourself for taking the time to write on EVERY post how it’s incorrect, than it does about the writers that they are wrong.



  27. SagaciousMind
    10:27 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    It’s flat on the top isnt it? So who cares! All I care about is that he’s a CAT!!!!



  28. RYNO
    10:27 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I want Rodney Hood



  29. SagaciousMind
    10:28 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Plus, I can tell Chris Jones is young as hell bc he didnt even put Kid-N-Play in there, dude had one of the tallest ones I’ve ever seen. How about using some originals instead of these remakes lol



  30. Son of Adolph
    10:30 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    #5 & 6, sorry, but it IS a flat top. Just google it. If the younger generation has a different term than that used by the generation which launched it, no problem but that doesn’t make the original term wrong. At least “flat top” is descriptive of the look. Not all flat tops are high and fade makes no sense in this context. Fade is what madras shirts did when you washed them. (I’m just having fun with you, guys.)



  31. beastymatt54
    10:33 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Scotty Hopson???



  32. rodgers
    10:34 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    high top fade… stop with this creepy racial flat top feller saying…Matt if you are gonna have a stupid racist wackpacker on go call up Daniel Carver



  33. lexslamman
    10:35 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    From Wikipedia:

    “The Hi-top fade was and still is commonly called just a flattop, due to the great likeness of the two styles. In fact the Hi-top fade could qualify as a variation on the flattop. The style began to slowly reemerge in popularity in the late 2000s, especially in 2009, as a new generation of musicians, athletes and even actors of color begin to embrace this hairstyle.”

    Ruling: We can call it a flattop.



  34. Fresh Prince
    10:36 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Just call him the fresh prince of Lexington



  35. rodgers
    10:39 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    well i went almost 2 weeks without thinking about how much i dislike many of my fellow uk fans



  36. bluebloodtoo
    10:50 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    The fresh prince of blue heir…. Haha!



  37. #9swag
    10:51 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink


  38. Chris' Roommate (But really)
    10:59 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink


  39. Chris' Roommate (But really)
    11:00 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    damn you number 37. you even used the same picture as me. this means war.



  40. Monster mash
    11:08 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    You forgot about me



  41. #9swag
    11:15 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    lol



  42. Satisfied KSR Comment Reader
    11:19 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    37, 38, 39, 41 – Probably the funniest thing I’ve seen all day. You have now given me reason to call it a night. Thank you.



  43. Typical UT fan
    11:21 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    What about Scotty Hopson?!?!?!?!??!



  44. Kid
    11:24 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    For Gods sake it’s called a box!!!!!!



  45. WKY Dude
    11:38 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    44…box? LOL…ummmm…well….uh….no. I’d post a pic of a “box”, but it would get deleted.



  46. David Ball
    12:09 am April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Nerlens kind of gave it away when he said “University of…” since Georgetown University and Syracuse University don’t have an “of” …but the hair cut was nice…now B-E-N-N-E-T-T



  47. Mattcat68
    6:00 am April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like Nerlens is in for some culture shock when he arrives in Lexington. It’s alright Nerlens, we may not know hair styles, but we know basketball and the BBN is going to love you.



  48. Mattcat68
    6:03 am April 13, 2012 Permalink

    “A hi-top fade is a style of haircut where hair on the sides is cut off or kept very short and hair on the top of the head is very long.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hi-top_fade



  49. Mattcat68
    6:07 am April 13, 2012 Permalink

    “A flattop is a type of very short hairstyle similar to the crew cut, with the exception that the hair on the top of the head is deliberately styled to stand up (typically no more than an inch)” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flattop



  50. Real Cats Fan
    7:52 am April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Olympic volleyball champion Steve Timmons combined the flat top with the ginger mystique => http://www.strength-and-power-for-volleyball.com/images/famous-volleyball-player-steve-timmons.jpg



  51. Real Cats Fan
    7:54 am April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe Nerlens can get some dreads going down his back to combine the HTF with the Alex Tyus “Predator” look. Kind of like a hip hop version of the Asian kid with the flat top / mullet. Now THAT would be intimidating.



  52. jpizzle
    7:58 am April 13, 2012 Permalink

    So, question for the barber police. Why is it that because some “country” guy calls it a flat top it has a “creepy racist undertone”? Did I miss something?



  53. Sky Walker
    8:35 am April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Although he didn’t sport one at UK, Kenny Sky Walker sported a pretty nice fade for the New York Knicks!



  54. Ashland Lurker
    8:50 am April 13, 2012 Permalink

    #36, very nice, bluebloodtoo.



  55. imactastic
    9:31 am April 13, 2012 Permalink

    I guess an old white man calling a black man “feller ” is racist … so fast to pull the race card… “that guy looked at me funny….dang racist cracka”



  56. Chestbeard
    10:07 am April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Pretty sure anybody can be called feller. I never attributed a “creepy racist undertone” to that word. I don’t get it.



  57. secretagent0014
    11:15 am April 13, 2012 Permalink

    56) Yeah I’m about as liberal as you can get and I don’t get that either. A feller is a guy. You can’t spin that any other way.



  58. Give me a Racoon, please.
    11:21 am April 13, 2012 Permalink

    I think we used to call gays “fellers” but I don’t ever think I’ve heard it as a racist term.



  59. jeffj
    1:18 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    flat top stopper………………………………..