Feb 27, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) puts on his face mask during the second half against the New York Knicks at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James will comply with NBA's request to wear new mask

It was all fun and games the other night when Miami Heat star LeBron James took to the court for the first time since suffering a broken nose against the Oklahoma City Thunder, wearing one of the coolest masks that we’ve ever seen an NBA player don. We found out this week, though, that gun would be short-lived as the league informed James and the team that he would need to wear a more suitable, league-approved one.

Well, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told the media on Saturday morning that LeBron will comply with the request and he’ll be wearing something new as the team takes the court on Saturday against the Orlando Magic.

“We’ve had numerous ones made, so he will have his pick and will choose one that is authorized also by the league,” Spoelstra told ESPN.com after the Heat’s shootaround. “We did talk to the league (Friday). So stay tuned for what mask you’ll see tonight.”

I understand Spoelstra trying to add to the dramatics with his last sentence there, however I seriously doubt that any mask we see James wear this evening will be half as cool as what we saw against the Knicks the other night.

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