LeBron James shaved his head and officially became LeBald


No, sorry, this is not an exchange involving Russell Westbrook.

Instead, we bring news that LeBron James has finally thrown in the towel. Not on his career, but in the barbershop, as he apparently shaved his entire head from this photo he posted to his Instagram Story on Tuesday.

So does that mean LeBron is finally following the exact same path as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant in going completely bald after years of trying to keep that hairline from his constant retirement?

Well, not exactly.

He also posted a video of himself going completely bald during the 2017 offseason ahead of his final season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Obviously, once the season started, LeBron had his normal hair like he’s had for about a decade now.

However, this post from 2017 came in June, almost 3 months before the start of media day and training camp for this 2017-18 season. The full shave at the start of the offseason might be a routine LeBron has adopted over the past decade as a sort of calculated system to keep his hair looking as good as possible all season long.

But 3 months before media day is quite different from six days before media day. Will we really have to adjust our eyes to a brand new bald LeBron James? It looks like we will…unless…

If you look at the top of his head, the lighting around him looks a bit funny.

Is this just one of the millions of filters we have these days? One that can show you what you look like when you’re bald? We all know that when LeBron isn’t a power broker in the NBA he’s a pretty big jester so maybe it’s just a little prank on his part as he prepares for the mini-camp which he will lead with the Lakers roster later in the week. If so, I’m sure Lakers fans will appreciate him more than the last joke he played for us below.

But maybe it’s real and we actually get LeBald for his 20th individual season in the conference. If so, I tell LeBron that he went bald and changed his appearance for whatever makes him happy. What if he’s joking? Well, good for him to never, ever, EVER let his hair down, I guess!

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