James created a social frenzy after donning a black carbon-fiber face mask Thursday in a win against the New York Knicks. But the league says James needs to switch to a more traditional clear mask when the Miami Heat host the Orlando Magic tonight.
“It is our understanding LeBron used the black mask because a clear one he was comfortable with wasn’t ready,” a NBA spokesman said.
James appealed the decision and is still trying to get clearance to wear the black mask.
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