Nets point guard Jeremy Lin is no stranger to switching up his hairstyle.

He debuted his newest look on Tuesday.

Lin wrote an extremely insightful Players’ Tribune essay explaining why his decision to get dreads was about more than just a hairstyle:

Actually, it all started with braids back in Charlotte — not dreads yet. I didn’t know much about braids, but Kemba [Walker] helped me out. He even lent me one of his do-rags because I had no idea how to care for my braids or where to get a do-rag.

When I got to the Nets, the conversation continued. When I first signed in Brooklyn, I remember talking to Rondae [Hollis-Jefferson] about hair. He told me he would grow his hair out with me — and that he’d get dreads with me. One time, Caris [LeVert] chose my braid design when I wasn’t sure what to get. Before this season, D-Lo [D'Angelo Russell], DeMarre [Carroll] and I discussed what the process of getting dreads is like — how painful the beginning process is, whether you could still rock a hat, how to maintain them, things like that.