On Wednesday, Feb. 15, as we celebrate Jaromir Jagr’s 45th birthday, we are going to great lengths to honor the man, the myth and the mullet. When he broke into the league with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1990-91, the kid from Kladno had tremendous talents, sick skills and luscious locks. And even as he toils all these years later for the Florida Panthers — his eighth NHL team — there’s no denying his influence on generations of hockey players around the world.
Which got us wondering: What would the sports world look like if his reach had extended beyond the frozen fields? What would key athletes look like after getting Jagr bombed — getting their very own mullet makeover?
Lynn’s father, Donald Wilson, grew up in the Los Angeles area and once tried out for the Los Angeles Dodgers as a left-handed pitcher.
“I met my father later in life,” Lynn said. “There was some miscommunication there between him and my mom, and that’s a long a– story so I don’t want to get into it. But he’s important in my life right now.”
Lynn said when he discovered his father, he started going to L.A. and spending more time with him and his family, so he’s familiar with the West Coast lifestyle.
“He has three kids by my stepmom,” Lynn said. “They’ve all graduated from college and have been very successful outside of college. He’s a very responsible man, a hard-working man, and those are the things I respect and like about him.”
Said Donald Wilson, who now resides in Corona: “It’s been a beautiful journey, and I can’t think of a more deserving person. And I’m not saying that just because he’s my kid. But he has a strong family background. It’s been a tremendous experience.”