Dr. J’s hair apparent

Scott Ostler in the San Francisco Chronicle on Stanford’s Josh Childress: Childress’ Afro, reminiscent of Julius Erving’s, is a classic.

It is a marvel of structural engineering, a symbol of individual expression, a campus landmark, a relic, and a magnet for women.

Behold Josh Childress’ Afro.

For young Stanford fans, the only thing cooler than a Josh Childress autograph is a touch of the ‘fro.

“Can I feel your Afro?” asks one of three 8-year-old boys who have spotted Childress in a nearly empty Maples Pavilion an hour after a recent game.

Six wide eyes lock on the junior forward’s ‘do as he tilts it slightly toward them.

“That’s fluffy!”


Take a look.