LeBron’s headband, or lack thereof, has emerged as the new star of the NBA finals.
As we reported earlier today, LeBron James led a pretty mediocre night up to the final quarter of game 6 of the NBA Finals. He then lost his headband and completely turned the game around during its final minutes.
The game has been dubbed “LeBron’s Headband game” by various sports publications.
Though the Miami Heat star turned the game around, even he made reference to his missing headband post-game.
”I don’t even remember the play much. I was just focused on the job, the task at hand, and just trying to be aggressive, just trying to figure out ways I could help the team get back into the game. And you know, I guess the headband was the least of my worries at that point,” he said.
We have no idea whether or not losing his headband improved his game, but what we can tell you is that the whole Internet is completely taken with the story.
LeBron’s headband has gone viral as the stand-out moment of game 6 and has inspired not only a handful of humorous mentions on Twitter, but a number of hilarious memes as well.
Please put the headband back on, LeBron. It’s like you’re naked. I feel like I’m supposed to avert my eyes.
— SBNation NBA (@SBNationNBA) June 19, 2013
LeBron wanted the lob, but no one recognizes him without his headband.
— Tas Melas (@TasMelas) June 19, 2013
RT @TyLawson3: F**k it!!!!! I’m never wearing my headband again either!!!!!!
— Beyond The Buzzer (@BeyondTheBuzzer) June 19, 2013
And here are some of the humorous LeBron’s headband memes to come out of our strange fixation with the Heat star’s hairline: