Miami Heat superstar and small forward LeBron James returned to the court after suffering a broken nose. He did so with one of those protective masks and while they’re usually clear, LeBron’s mask was black and had a distinct carbon fiber look to them.
Some thought it was more like Bane’s mask from Batman, but his teammate Chris Bosh thought it was more like Batman’s mask and wrote it in an Instagram photo where the caption read: “I’m Batman!”
“I think he played like Batman out there,” Bosh said after the game, via ESPN. “I think it really helped him out. He played great.”
James said he went with the darker look to match the uniforms.
“It went with the uniform,” James said. “I knew we were wearing throwback uniforms. I was able to get a carbon fiber one, which is actually lighter than the one I had been wearing in practice. It came through at the last minute, so I went with it.”