James's staple headband has become something of an NBA inside joke as fans have witnessed how the player has moved it back throughout his career as he "attempts to hide a receding hairline."
But last night with 8:59 minutes left in the fourth quarter, Tim Duncan knocked the band off James's head during a dunk and he was forced to finish the game without the accessory.
Many fans and sports aficionados took to Twitter to point out how naked the player looked without his headband. Others simply dubbed the game -- the result of which forced game 7 -- the "LeBron Headband Game." Here are some of the comments:
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
If I'm Pop I call a timeout just to allow LeBron to put the headband back on.— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) June 19, 2013
Maybe the headband was actually LeBron's kryptonite?— PTI (@PTI) June 19, 2013
Man, Lebron looks weird without his headband. #NBAfinals— Robert Flores (@RoFloESPN) June 19, 2013
LEBRON HEADBAND GAME— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) June 19, 2013
So here's the real question going forward: Headband or No Headband for Game 7?— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 19, 2013
Wow. I thought it was Jerry. Stack house. But it's Lebron without a headband— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) June 19, 2013