LeBron James is no longer wearing the protective mask during games because he finds it to be too uncomfortable.
James broke his nose on a Thursday night TNT game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Feb. 20. He missed the team’s next game, but played in four straight wearing the mask. At first he wore a black mask and looked like Batman, but the league told him he had to wear a clear mask instead, so he made the switch. But James found it to be too uncomfortable and stopped wearing the mask during the team’s game against San Antonio on Thursday.
He did not wear a mask at all on Sunday in Chicago.
“I’m good,” James said Sunday via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “It’s uncomfortable.”
The Sun-Sentinel says James was supposed to wear the mask for another week, but the Heat star decided to ditch it even earlier.