High top fade haircut was popular in the late 80s and early 90s where rappers and hip hop folks popularized it. There were quiet a few NBA players who had this hairstyle back in the 80s and 90s. In the recent past again this style has shown signs of coming back. Check out the NBA players who have popularized it in the past and present.
Imam Shumpert got the top fade in September 2012, earlier having a low buzz cut. He is supposed to have the highest top fade in the NBA.