JayJay Helterbrand on long, wavy hair: 'I just decided to do something different'
Jayjay Helterbrand attracts attention with his new hairdo. Jaime Campos

NEW season, new look for JayJay Helterbrand.

The veteran Barangay Ginebra guard attracted a lot of attention on opening day of the PBA 42nd season after showing up at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with a long, wave hair.

Although he already wore his hair long during the Governors Cup finals between the Kings and the Meralco Bolts, it was the first time the former league MVP wore curly locks for games.

Asked about it, the one half of the celebrated ‘Fast and Furious’ tandem said ‘it was just boredom’ that prompted him to go for a new look this time.

“I decided to do something different,” he said in a text message to SPIN.ph as the Kings left the Big Dome shortly after the colorful opening ceremony ushering the season-opening Philippine Cup.

Neither did he try to pattern his hair from someone else's.

“Nope, not inspired by anything,” Helterbrand added.

The Kings,  fresh from winning the recent Governors Cup championship, won’t make their debut in the all-Filipino Cup until Sunday (November 27) against TNT Katropa.

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