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Darnell Hillman's "Mushroom Cloud" afro towered over all others in the ABA.
Afros created some serious unofficial competition between ABA players. Other players - such as Julius Erving and Michael Jackson - aspired to match Hillman. But they always seemed to come up a "hair" short.
At the 1997 ABA Reunion, Hillman was proud to finally receive some official confirmation of his feat - he received the coveted "Biggest ABA Afro" trophy.
Darnell Hillman Tribute Page
Indiana Pacers ABA History Page
1997 ABA Reunion Retrospective
Forgotten ABA Playoff Series: 1975 Indiana Pacers vs. Denver Nuggets