Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons understands how much of an impact sports stars can have on kids, and he’s a great example of how to be a role model.
The third-year swingman recently visited a 10-year-old cancer patient named Patrick Hobbs-DeClaire, who’s a huge Rockets fan. After meeting Patrick, Parsons decided to shave his head in support of the young fan.
“His dad was telling me how he isn’t even scared of death,” Parsons told the Houston Chronicle. “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.”
When the Rockets take on the Spurs in one of five NBA games on Christmas Day, Patrick will see Parsons’ new haircut for the first time.
“It will be a nice Christmas surprise for him,” said Parsons. “He has a lot of support out there, from me and from the Rockets.”
Check out Parsons’ haircut in the photo below, courtesy of @MarkBermanFox26
Thumbnail photo via @SaraEckertCSN
Dustin Smith (@dsmith335) December 24, 2013
We’re sure B’s fans are sending their love right back, Andy.
My favorite night of the year! Merry Christmas to everyone in Edmonton, Boston, Czech and all the places in between. Lots of love! AF—
Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) December 25, 2013
Dikembe Mutombo is awesome.