By Jonathan Hartzell, for NBA.com
The Miami Heat‘s season looked to be nearly over during the third quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals as their offense stagnated, their defense couldn’t stop fouling, and LeBron James was unable to find a rhythm. But then James took his headband off and everything began to work. He remained headband-less for the rest of regulation, overtime, and post game interviews as the Heat rallied back to beat the San Antonio Spurs 100-103.
Besides sparking the Heat’s run, James’ headband-less look also caused quite a stir on Twitter. From athletes, to reporters, to celebrities, LeBron’s bare scalp allowed us to remember everyone’s got jokes.
I’m never wearing my headband again either #riptotheheadband
— Ty Lawson (@TyLawson3) June 19, 2013
LeBron wanted the lob, but no one recognizes him without his headband.
— Tas Melas (@TasMelas) June 19, 2013
The headband was LeBron’s restrictor plate it all makes sense now.
— edsbs (@edsbs) June 19, 2013
Lebron’s headband. Mike Miller’s shoe. The Heat are only good when their articles of clothing fall off.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) June 19, 2013
LeBron James going without a headband >>>>> Lincoln Hawk turning his hat around
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) June 19, 2013
I’m purchasing mike millers shoe and lebrons headband for 1.754 million
— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) June 19, 2013
Correction. No-Headband LeBron: 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block and 4 turnovers on 5-of-11 shooting.
— Couper Moorhead (@CoupNBA) June 19, 2013
I think Battier just compared LeBron’s headband to Dumbo’s feather
— Lee Jenkins (@SI_LeeJenkins) June 19, 2013
“I guess the headband was the least of my worries at this point.” – LeBron James on his play down the stretch
— The NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 19, 2013