LeBron James' headbands, in pictures
June, 18, 2012
By Patrick Dorsey | ESPN.com
LeBron James' white headband went viral during and after Sunday night's win.
One reason: He gave it to a lucky fan who proceeded to put it on (see the video above). The other: It was, in a word, huge.
For a sample of the Twitter response, try this and this.
This isn't the first time LeBron donned a large headband; Google "lebron double headband" or, better yet, ask Jason Terry about it.
But it is a recent development, one that inspired us to look back at all the shapes, sizes and colors of LeBron James' headbands over the years.
And ... wait. Is it a recent development? Or did James go huge headband long before "LeBron James balding" became a thing? Here's a look ...
Miami Heat double headband (white)
Garrett Ellwood/Getty ImagesJames in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, wearing the headband equivalent of a double rainbow.
Double headband (black)
Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty ImagesSee the crease in the middle of his headband? It proves you really aren't seeing double.
Single headband (white)
Steve Mitchell/US PresswireLeBron James in 2010, being applauded by coach Erik Spoelstra for (presumably) the sharp headwear.
Single headband (black)
Victor Decolongon/Getty ImagesLeBron and Kobe Bryant going at it on Christmas Day 2010.
Chris Covatta/NBAE/Getty ImagesJames in a 2009 preseason portrait.
Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty ImagesJames and Bryant on Christmas Day, this time in 2009.
Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE/Getty ImagesJames in December 2009 against the Trail Blazers.
Glenn James/Getty ImagesJames in a 2009 preseason game against Dallas.
Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty ImagesJames goes old school while taking on Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets in 2008.
Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesJames in the troublesome 2010 playoff series against the Boston Celtics.
Eastern Conference blue
Ronald Martinez/Getty ImagesJames as a star in the 2010 All-Star Game.
Eastern Conference white (the first double headband?)
Bruce Yeung/NBAE/Getty ImagesJames after the 2012 All-Star Game -- giving us an early glimpse at his oversize headband?
Bob Donnan/US PresswireJames while winning gold with Team USA at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Blue & red
Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty ImagesJames with, from left, Carmelo Anthony, Carlos Boozer and Dwyane Wade at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Basketball camp blue
Bob Falcetti/Icon SMIJames all the way back in July 2001, showing his prodigious skills at an adidas basketball camp.
White (with NBA logo)
Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty ImagesJames in January 2003, playing with St. Vincent-St. Mary and showing where he'd soon be.
White (the first double headband?)
AP Photo/Tony Dejak... and James, a month later, hinting at a headband that one day would help him to a crucial victory.