Report: LeBron James to wear clear mask in future games
FEB 28, 2014 10:21p ET
The Miami Heat's masked man will show himself. At least this is what the NBA says.
James wore a black, carbon-fiber mask during Thursday's contest against the New York Knicks because a clear version was not ready in time for the game.
"He wore what was available to him last night," NBA spokesman Tim Frank told the Sun-Sentinel. "When the one that is custom made is ready for him, I understand he'll wear it."
Before returning Thursday, James said he expected he'll need a protective mask for the next several weeks.
There is no formal rule in the NBA regarding the color or material used for protective face shields.