LeBron debuts his new mask, Internet reacts
Feb 27, 2014 at 8:40p ET
Well, teammate Dwyane Wade did say it looked weird.
LeBron James debuted his new carbon-fiber mask during the Heat's game against the Knicks on Thursday night. James donned a dark mask to protect his broken nose and was clearly unencumbered, hitting 13 of 19 shots and topping 30 points for the fifth consecutive game in Miami's 108-82 win.
James had joked he was in talks with comic book companies to "come up with one of the greatest masks of all time" after breaking his nose during a win at Oklahoma City last Thursday. He said he plans to play with a mask for the next couple weeks, at least. "As much as I don't like it, I have to figure out how to make it work," James said.
"He played like Batman," Heat forward Chris Bosh said. Here's what the Twitterverse had to say:
Guessing that by the middle of the third quarter LeBron's mask will be dating a Kardashian, have 800,000 Twitter followers and a movie deal.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) February 28, 2014
Lebron looks like me tonight with his mask on pic.twitter.com/lG7HRvTHjK— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) February 28, 2014
We weren’t that off with our LeBron mask prediction: pic.twitter.com/Bmfw0MiI7L— SB Nation (@sbnation) February 28, 2014
LeBron is playing tonight with his face mask. pic.twitter.com/3b4j2ncZLX— HEAT NATION (@HeatvsHaters) February 28, 2014
"You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it." LeBron James' face mask tonight: pic.twitter.com/vgmYTL07co— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) February 28, 2014
The Associated Press contributed to this report.