I think Gino and Lindsey Buckingham were competing to see who could grow the biggest honkie 'fro.
Trivia from Wikipedia:
"In 2008, Vannelli became a symbol of sorts for the NBA championship run by the Boston Celtics. After each home victory during the season, the video crew at the TD Banknorth Garden played a clip from Dick Clark's American Bandstand that featured a bearded disco dancer clad in a tight Gino Vannelli t-shirt. The tradition became known in Boston as "Gino Time" and Gino t-shirts became common at Celtics games."