<
>

Report: LeBron James ditched headband to match teammates

LeBron James' decision to ditch his patented headband stemmed from a desire to match his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates, according to a report by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

James played sans headband against the Mavericks in Dallas on March 10 and has gone without the headgear ever since.

"I did it because I just wanted to look like my teammates," James told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "Just wanted to be one. Nothing more than that."

Upon hearing his teammate's reasoning, Cavaliers guard Mike Miller said with a laugh, "Well, that's the only way he can [look like us] because I can't get away with wearing a headband."

James and the short-handed Cavaliers, who lost Kevin Love for the remainder of the postseason to a dislocated shoulder and J.R. Smith for two games, are preparing to face the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Monday.