LeBron James was playing poorly for three quarters of Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday, but that all changed after the MVP had his headband knocked off in the fourth quarter.
With just under nine minutes left in the game, James made a dunk on a putback. His headband was knocked off on the play, and he continued to play without it. The score was 80-77 San Antonio after James’ dunk, and the Miami Heat went on a run to take the lead. James scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, eight of which came after his headband was knocked off. He even had a monster block on Tim Duncan and then got a layup on the other end. You can see that play in the video below:
Many people took note of James’ success without the headband, including the Denver Nuggets’ Ty Lawson, who tweeted this message:
I'm never wearing my headband again either #riptotheheadband
— Ty Lawson (@TyLawson3) June 19, 2013
His hairline didn’t even look that bad without the headband on. Neither did his game. The Heat won the game in overtime 103-100, and James finished with 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. Oh yeah, and memo to Charles Barkley who mocks James: LeBron doesn’t look so bad without the headband.
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