UofL BASKETBALL | Harlem Barber Shops Showcase Cardinal Basketball

03/11/2017 02:41 PM

For Louisville basketball fans visiting the ACC Tournament this week in Brooklyn, N.Y., there is a place you must check out.

Multiple barber shops in the Harlem-area feature Louisville Cardinal basketball photos and designs inside their shops.

The man who owns these “Big Russ Barber Shops” is none other than Russ Smith, Sr.

“I revamped the colors. You see the jersey. You see some of the memorabilia around,” said Smith.

Smith is the father of former UofL guard Russ Smith, who played for the Cardinals from 2010 through 2014.

His shops feature photos of his son playing Cardinal basketball along with various banners, and plenty of red and black everywhere you look.

“I think about what Louisville has done for my son,” said Smith.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News and anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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