Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has a simple explanation about why he has not been seen with his signature headband for the past two months: He wants to look like the rest of non-headband wearing teammates on the court.
In a March 10 game against the Dallas Mavericks, James took the court without his headband. He has not been seen with the headband since.
"I did it because I just wanted to look like my teammates," James told Cleveland.com. "Just wanted to be one. Nothing more than that."
The last time James started a basketball game without a headband was a preseason game during his rookie season.
"Well, that's the only way he can [look like us] because I can't get away with wearing a headband," veteran forward Mike Miller said.
James averaged 27 points, nine rebounds and 6.5 assists in the first-round playoff series sweep against the Boston Celtics.
The Cavaliers take on the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday. Cleveland won three of the four regular season games against the Bulls this season, with James averaging 28 points per contest.
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