MIAMI — As we all wait for the most anticipated game of the year — Game 7 of the NBA Finals, here is the ONE question we all should be asking:
Should LeBron James wear his signature headband for Game 7?
Here’s a quick breakdown stat-line with James with and without his headband from Game 6:
- With headband (36 minutes): 18 points, 35.7% shooting (5-for-14), 7 rebounds, 8 assists
- Without headband (14 minutes): 14 points, 50% shooting (6-for-12), 3 rebounds, 2 assists
James obviously played better without his headband making more shots in 14 minutes than he did in the previous 36. I personally like the headbandless LeBron James. It represented a man who did not care. It represented a man who was possessed. It represented a man who wanted to win over anything else, a la Michael Jordan. He-did-not-care. Jordan tore your heart out, stomped all over it and then spat on it. He was the ultimate assassin, cold-blooded killer. We witnessed those attributes in LeBron in Game 6 — in one of the greatest games in NBA history — an “instant classic.”
We all know how sensitive James is regarding his hairline. We have all heard the countless jokes over the last few years.
However, during the miraculous 4th quarter performance down the stretch, who really cared about LeBron’s hairline? NBA fans were mainly interested about whether or not LeBron could find a way to get the Miami Heat to a Game 7.
And, LeBron did. James finished with a triple-double — 32 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds.
Perhaps now, LeBron understands this. Winning triumphs everything.
So what do you think? Vote now.