Sports are wildly superstitious and that notion only gets amplified when it comes to the playoffs and ultimately championship games. The Miami Heat were down on their luck in Game 6 against the Spurs until something drastic happened. Was it the fact that LeBron James finally got help, or was it the Spurs defense crumbled under it’s own weight?
Nope, it had to have been the fact that LeBron James took his headband off in the fourth quarter of Game 6 which allowed the Heat to comeback and win.
The issue of LeBron’s headband has seriously become such a part of the way the Heat’s chances are being broken down that the MVP of the league was asked whether or not he was going to wear his iconic headband when Miami and San Antonio tipped off in Game 7 on Thursday night.
Spoiler alert: he’s going to wear the headband.
“I’ll probably start off with it, man. A little superstitious,” LeBron said to the media, via USA Today and Sean Highkin. “If it gets knocked off, then me and him will have a discussion if he will return.”
Well if he’s going to wear his headband, the next question should be is it even worth it to play the game at this point? If the headband is the end all be all to the Heat’s chances, and he’s going to wear it, that must mean the Spurs will win. Furthermore, if he knows the headband it bad luck but is choosing to wear it, does that mean he’s throwing the game?
Or is this a headband that does little more than absorb sweat on a guy’s head and bares very little weight in the outcome of the game. If it falls down and covers LeBron’s eye and he misses a last second shot, then that’s a little spooky. But I’ll place my faith in the Heat on LeBron’s shooting percentage and his talent as a ball player over whether he will or will not wear the headband.