Pharrell’s Giant Arby’s Hat Reappears on Cam Newton’s Head

Football MVP Cam Newton sits courtside at the Lakers vs. Cavaliers games last night at the Los Angeles Staples Center

Thursday night, at one of the most anticipated NBA match-ups of the season, all-star players soon-to-retire LA Laker Kobe Bryant and Cleveland Cavalier Lebron James went head-to-head for one final game. (Unsurprisingly, the Lakers lost — even on the team’s home turf.) 

Still, despite the action -court, it was someone on the sidelines who garnered the most attention: NFL MVP (and Super Bowl 50 loser) Cam Newton — he of $12K foxtail keychain fame — sporting a massive, camel-colored “Pharrell” hat.

Made famous by Pharrell Williams at the 2014 Grammy Awards (his was by Vivienne Westwood), Newton’s Arby’s-esque statement hat was worn casually with a t-shirt and jeans. Needless to say,onlookers were NOT having it — with many taking to Twitter to express their distaste. 

Below, a small sampling:

And in case you were wondering, no: At press time, Cam Newton (who’s sic-foot-five, as is) has not issued an apology to those unfortunate Lakers fans sitting one row behind him — whose view his massive headgear undoubtedly obscured. 


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