Gonzaga Bulldogs’ Corey Kispert Explains the Emergence of Headband Corey

Published 03/24/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
Mar 22, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Corey Kispert (24) reacts after making a three point basket against the Oklahoma Sooners during the first half in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports


The Gonzaga Bulldogs are currently the best team in the country. After playing 28 games so far, they are yet to lose a game. Freshman Jalen Suggs has got a lot of attention for his brilliance, but Corey Kispert is arguably the most important player on their team.

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Since the start of the season, Kispert has not only transformed in terms of his on-court performances but also his appearance. He has let his hair grow out this season and also dons a headband now. He has become a fan favorite because of it. During a recent interview with Titus and Tate, Kispert spoke about this evolution.

He said, “Thank you guys for choosing headband Corey over handlebar mustache Drew. It’s a new thing for me this year. The first couple of years, I was shaved super tight and hair flipped over. It was a super clean cut. This is kind of the evolution for me too. Just me relaxing and growing as a player and letting it all hang out on the court.”

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Move over Headband LeBron, fans adore Headband Corey

Wilt Chamberlain made wearing headbands popular in the NBA. Over the years, Bill Walton and Allen Iverson also made it iconic. But Twitter didn’t exist when they were playing in their prime On the other hand, when LeBron James wore the headband, he was in his best years and Headband LeBron became popular.

But now it has been a while since he donned one, and so Headband Corey Kispert is now the new trend. Throughout the season, a lot of Gonzaga fans have expressed their love for Kispert on Twitter, and especially for his headband.

In fact, when Kispert stopped wearing the headband for a few games in January, fans were worried about a potential dip in form.

Can Kispert and the Gonzaga Bulldogs live up to the expectations?

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The 2021 March Madness tournament has been full of upsets. The Virginia Cavaliers, Illinois Fighting Illini, Kansas Jayhawks, Iowa Hawkeyes, and the West Virginia Mountaineers are some of the top teams who have already been knocked out.

The Bulldogs now have an easier path to the title, but they cannot afford to be complacent. They need to be careful and continue doing their best, and that will be enough to ensure them their first-ever NCAA tournament title.

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Mar 22, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Anton Watson (22) is held back by teammates as reacts to a flagrant foul committed by Oklahoma Sooners guard Elijah Harkless (24) during the second half in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Gonzaga Bulldogs won 87-71. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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