LaMelo Ball‘s barber took ZERO chances when it came to cutting the Big Baller’s hair during the COVID-19 outbreak … he showed up to trim Melo’s head IN A FULL HAZMAT SUIT!!
We kid you not … Philly Barber — the famous hair guy for stars like Melo, Saquon Barkley and Patrick Mahomes — tells TMZ Sports Melo was in desperate need of a cut, but with the global pandemic going down … he had serious reservations about slinging around the razors.
“He kept approaching me and I was like, ‘Look, man, there’s a lot going on right now,'” Philly says. “‘We gotta practice being safe, dude.'”
But on Tuesday this week, Philly gave in and went to cut the 18-year-old’s hair … but made sure he was doing it safely — rockin’ gloves, protective goggles, a mask and a hazmat suit!
“Melo is like a brother to me and the last thing I want to see, to your wife or to any family members, you don’t want to see them affected by this,” Philly says.
“I did what I had to do and it looked crazy, bro.”
Philly eventually got the job done … and Melo thought it was all pretty hilarious, saying, “My boy came in here lookin’ — I’m weak!”
Pretty funny, right? But, Philly tells us he’s just glad everyone came out of the cut safely … even if the outfit had him hot as hell during the job.
As for how the cut turned out … doesn’t seem Melo was complaining about the look — and Philly told us, “It actually really worked out.”
Swagger with a side of safety. That’s Big Baller for sure!