Ron Artest Haircut: Hebrew, Japanese & Hindi Lettering (PICTURES)

05/08/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ron Artest has a dramatic new haircut, and the Lakers forward's barber was helpful enough to explain the meaning behind the blonde and purple look. "Boogie" says he and Artest spent a lot of time on Twitter before finalizing the lettering, which says "defense" in Hebrew, Hindi and Japanese. Scroll down for multiple angles of the new hairdo, including a recent photo for a before-and-after comparison.

Update: Artest has shaved his head.

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