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Thunder’ Dennis Schroder brings back golden patch haircut: ‘I got my swag back’

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Some NBA players are easily recognized, be it by apparel or appearance. For Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Dennis Schroder, it has been the latter. For the majority of his career, the German-born ball handler sported a golden patch in his hair.

The patch of gold in Schroder’s hair disappeared for a while this season, but he says it’s time to bring it back. As it turns out, he was waiting to resurrect the hairstyle until after his baby was born:

“Why was this time to bring the patch back?” a reporter asked Schroder during his media availability on Friday morning.

“Because I’ve got my baby,” Schroder replied with a smile. “I said when we had our baby that I would bring my golden patch back. It’s on now. I’ve got my swag back.”

Clearly, Schroder is a happy man. He recently announced the birth of his child on Instagram:

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My ❤️. My 🌍. My 👶🏾.

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Schroder, now 25 years of age, is enjoying a fine season with the Thunder. He has made 54 appearances with the team (10 starts), racking up averages of 15.7 points on 42.6 percent shooting from the field (36.0 percent from beyond the arc), 4.1 assists, 3.4 rebounds and just under one steal (0.9) in 28.3 minutes per outing.

The Thunder gave Schroder two games off before the All-Star break to spend some time with his family. He participated in Thursday’s practice session, so he should be ready to go for Friday night’s matchup against the Jazz.