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Kelly Olynyk cut his hair to donate to charity

"Inspired by some of the amazing kids I’ve met over the years at the Boston’s Children’s Hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital, and elsewhere, I am donating my hair."

Kelly Olynyk trips while bringing the basketball up the court against Amir Johnson during the Heat's first-round playoff series against the Sixers. Eric Espada / Getty Images

Much like the Asgardian movie superhero himself recently did, Kelly Olynyk said goodbye to his Thor hair over the weekend. And he did so for a good cause.

The Miami Heat (and former Celtics) big man lopped off his iconically unkempt locks to donate to a nonprofit cooperative that provides free wigs to children who’ve lost their hair due to cancer or other medical conditions.

“Inspired by some of the amazing kids I’ve met over the years at the Boston’s Children’s Hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital, and elsewhere, I am donating my hair to @wigs.for.kids,” Olynyk wrote Saturday with a photo of his longtime barber in British Columbia.

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“Thank you Chrissy for helping me help someone else! #ShesTheOnlyOneWhoHasEverCutMyHair,” he wrote.

Olynyk also posted a second photo on Instagram of several cut-off ponytails. Wigs for Kids requires at least a 12-inch-long hair donation, but it appears the Canadian 7-footer still has enough for what’s become his more common hairstyle.

“#ManBunMagic,” he added.

Considering how much better he has historically played with his hair tied back in a man bun (as opposed to the more unruly, headband style), the new cut may be good news for Heat fans, too.