The Mystery of the LeBron James Headband Disappearance Has Been Solved

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On March 10, LeBron James took the court for a game against the Dallas Mavericks without his iconic headband. It was the first time he went headband-less since his rookie season all the way back in 2003. And he hasn’t worn one since.

The move sent shockwaves through the NBA fashion scene. And obviously, we sports bloggers have just been beside ourselves, because 25% of all LeBron James-related posts are about how he positions his headband to mask his receding hairline.

So why’d he do it? Why did LeBron make such a monumental change to his basketball routine right before the playoffs?

Well, when he took the headband off during a home game against Phoenix on March 7, he says “it just happened.” But when he started the game against the Mavs without the headband, that was a very conscious, symbolic gesture.

“I did it because I just wanted to look like my teammates,” LeBron explained to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Just wanted to be one. Nothing more than that.”

What a leader.

If only that dirty hippy Kelly Olynyk had wanted to look more like his teammates prior to Game 4 against the Cavs. He might not have been able to see well enough to yank Kevin Love‘s arm out of its socket.

Hat Tip – [ESPN]

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