Growing up in the 80’s allowed me to live through the glory years of the jheri curl. I witnessed the short ones, the afro ones, and the ones that sprawled down one’s back. With my own two eyes, I was able to see jheri curl juice on pillows, couches, towels, and even on the headrest of a Nissan Datsun. Clearly, the jheri curl has had a profound effect on me.
Much like my personal life, the jheri curl made it’s way to my sport watching life. And today, I would like to pay homage to the juiciest jheri curls in sports history.
AC Green – I still remember AC and his curl flying up and down the court with the “Showtime” Lakers.
Walter Payton – The curl held down by the headband is definitely the look I would’ve went with if I ever had a curl.
Deion Sanders – Has to be the most gangsta curl of them all. There was no need to try to duplicate it. You simply couldn’t.
Pedro Martinez – The Godfather of the jheri curl. While others abandon it, Pedro keeps it going.
George Bell – Bell always was sure to keep his curl nice and neat.
Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard – Epic battles between the two, both in the ring and in the word of jheri curls.
Jimmy “Supafly” Snuka – Supafly’s curl was unparalleled in the wrestling world.
Bret Hart and Razor Ramon – I know some of you may think I’m reaching with this one, but c’mon. You have to agree that there’s some type of curl in their heads. Just look how juicy it is.
So all you jheri curl experts out there, who are we missing?