Twitter Reacts to LeBron James Wearing Black Protective Mask for Game vs. Knicks

Bleacher Report
Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffFebruary 27, 2014

After breaking his nose going up for a dunk against the Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka, LeBron James returned to the starting lineup on Thursday versus the New York Knicks donning a protective mask.

Since James chose not to publicly share what the mask would look like before the game, the world got its first look at his face gear just before tipoff. Needless to say, there was a wide variety of reactions:

It's the second time he has worn a mask in his career, but the first time he's gone all black.  

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All in all, it looks like it isn't affecting him too much.

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Ultimately, LeBron returned with a vengeance, dropping 31 points on 13-of-19 shooting with four rebounds and four assists.

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