Ron Artest Shaves Purple and Gold Hair Following Loss to Magic

Ron Artest Shaves Purple and Gold Hair Following Loss to Magic Lakers forward Ron Artest had the word "defense" sketched into his head in three different languages in purple and gold hair dye for L.A.'s heavyweight bout with the Magic on Sunday.

However, after an ugly showing that night, it was one-and-done for the crazy coiffure.

Artest and the Lakers allowed Vince Carter to drop 25 points in the Magic's 96-94 win and it was obvious the message didn't getting across. So just one day later, Artest shaved it all off.

Reporter Mike Trudell snapped a photo during Monday's practice of Artest shooting around without the purple and gold mess.

Accocrding to Trudell, "Artest said his head shaving has no larger meaning; the 'defense' design remains in three languages. Just less loud."

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