Athletes, being highly superstitious individuals, will go through peculiar rituals if they believe it will bring them good luck come playoffs. Playoff beards in hockey are a classic example, but NBA players are getting in on the hair trend too. The trail blazed by guys like Dennis Rodman and Ron Artest was traveled by Memphis' Tony Allen as he carved an intimidating and glittery grizzly bear into his head prior to last night's game against the San Antonio. The crazy haircut must've had some effect, as the 8th seeded Griz won, putting the top seeded Spurs on the brink of elimination. Seeing the power of the hair, other NBA players are seizing the trend to try to bring them some good mojo as well.