LeBron James: Headband will return in Game 7

June 19, 2013

What’s missing in this picture? (Brendan Smialowski / AFP Getty Images)

This just in … LeBron James will wear his headband Thursday night. Repeating … LeBron James will wear his headband Thursday night.

It became a certified sensation when it came off at a crucial moment in Game 6 of the NBA Finals and his Miami Heat rallied to beat the San Antonio Spurs.

The headband quickly stormed social media and became a parody Twitter account — 107 parody Twitter accounts, to be precise. But don’t think that James is going to go without it in Game 7.

“I’m a little superstitious,” he told reporters Wednesday afternoon (via Ethan J. Skolnick of the Miami Herald). “If it gets knocked off, me and him will have a little discussion.”

Great. Now he’s going to talk to it.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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