LeBron James' Terrifying Mask Destroyed the Knicks and the Internet Last Night
Sometimes games don't live up to the hype. This was not one of those instances.
After LeBron James broke his nose last week against the Oklahoma City Thunder, it was pretty much expected that LeBron would be stuck with an ugly face mask for the foreseeable future.
Not exactly. Turns out LeBron James is even the LeBron James of breaking his nose. The mask LeBron pulled out last night was anything but ugly. In fact, it frickin' oozed super hero badassery. James debuted a carbon fiber black Batman-Zorro-looking-holy-crap-I-want-one-but-Halloween-is-so-far-away mask against the Knicks last night, and it was everything.
James finished with 31 points on 13-19 shooting, and the Heat spanked the Knicks 108-92. They spanked that Knicks ass so silly that TNT changed the game with 10 minutes left -- for Wizards-Raptors. That's how you know it was bad, because literally nobody cares about Wizards-Raptors games.
Enough about the game, though, back to the mask. The mask was the star of the game. The mask itself had a better game than Amare' Stoudemire. LeBron's mask had it's own Twitter account right after tip. You get the point, the mask was a big deal.
Photoshops were coming in hot and heavy all night on social media. The image of LeBron in a superhero looking mask was the meme-photo shop alley-oop of the year, and the Internet crushed it.
If you missed it, don't worry, we got you covered.
The mask may be HELPING LeBron James tonight.
After 3 quarters, he has 27 points (11-15 FG), Heat lead Knicks by 23. pic.twitter.com/TPPzKXaE9D— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 28, 2014
LeBron takes flight pic.twitter.com/37C0vqEKi5— Azam (@AMas92) February 28, 2014
LeBatman pic.twitter.com/5g9R1WtJbo— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) February 28, 2014
Sweet mask, LeBron. pic.twitter.com/FI9Ly9Y1j5— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) February 28, 2014
Why does LeBron look like the gimp from Pulp Fiction right now?— Chris Cwik (@Chris_Cwik) February 28, 2014
The dread pirate LeBron. pic.twitter.com/oSQzVAqLuj— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) February 28, 2014
LeBron looks like he's trying out for the Kick Ass movie.— Joy Taylor (@JoyTaylorTalks) February 28, 2014
LeBron James in..."The Hairline Rises" pic.twitter.com/bxclQLNYU5— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) February 28, 2014
LeBron looks like a badass. pic.twitter.com/rbj3sUjh84— NBA Legion (@MySportsLegion) February 28, 2014
lmfaooooo, just died. RT @JRSportBrief: JR Smith got on a 99cent store mask compared to LeBron James...— Safid Deen (@Safid_Deen) February 28, 2014
Phantom of the LeOpera pic.twitter.com/5JNgG7ZCzQ— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) February 28, 2014
Lol Lebron finals mask http://t.co/2IdCULdBMw— Mr. T __ (@5xNatl_Champs) February 28, 2014
LeBron looks like a superhero in that black mask. He even wears a mask better than every other player.— Andrew Abramson (@AbramsonPBP) February 28, 2014
i am the terror that flaps in the night pic.twitter.com/ry8n5UJwxO— martin rickman (@martinrickman) February 28, 2014
So LeBron is on the," I ate the Knicks liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti" vibe tonight— Kristyfer Bosh (@KristyRiff) February 28, 2014
You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain pic.twitter.com/gXmv3zDF5F— Zach Martin (@ZMart33) February 28, 2014
This is the weirdest remake of Eyes Wide Shut I've ever seen.— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) February 28, 2014
ok basketball is over RT @celebrityhottub: You know damn well that's Birdman's sex mask.— Lana Berry (@Lana) February 28, 2014
Wait, that last one's not LeBron. DAMN YOU BOSH! BLOG BOMBED!
790 The Ticket's Brendan Tobin is the LeBron James of sports radio producers, and put together this epic LeBron James Dark Knight montage.
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