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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James gives reason for getting rid of his signature headband

By SI Wire
May 04, 2015

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 "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.

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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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