LeBron James may play with mask because of broken nose
LeBron James is game-time decision for the Miami Heat’s Sunday game against the Chicago Bulls because of a broken nose suffered on Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder, and he may wear a mask to protect his nose if he does play.
James was hurt in the fourth quarter when he went hard to the rack for a dunk and was elbowed by Serge Ibaka. James went down immediately, started to bleed and did not return to the game.
As NBA on ESPN pointed out, James has worn a protective mask in the past, nearly 10 years ago:
LeBron James has worn a mask in games before, back in 2004-05, when a Dikembe Mutombo elbow broke his cheek. pic.twitter.com/5RgOKKrqso
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 21, 2014
James seems to be warming up to the possibility of wearing a mask again so that he can play soon. He shared the photo seen at the top of the post on his Instagram account Thursday night, not long after he got hurt.
Photo: Instagram/LeBron James