Hands down, this is the most dramatic transformation the NBA can ever remember.
The NBA player, lovingly called “Jimmy Buckets” on the court, debuted an emo-inspired hairstyle during the Miami Heat’s press day on Oct. 2.
Butler sported freshly pressed long tresses that were styled in a deep side part a la Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, who famously donned flat-ironed, eye-grazing locks in the mid-aughts.
Along with the rockin’ new ‘do, Butler finished off his look with chipped black nail polish, three lip piercings, a nose ring and an eyebrow piercing.
When asked about his dramatic hair transformation during the press junket, Jimmy revealed it was a form of self-expression. “I’m very emotional right now,” Butler explained when asked about his new look during the media junket. “This is my emo state and I like this. This is me. This is how I’m feeling as of late.”