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LeBron plays without headband for first time since his rookie season

Cleveland Cavaliers v Dallas Mavericks

Cleveland Cavaliers v Dallas Mavericks

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LeBron James has played with a headband in just about every game of his NBA career.

The look has become iconic, and has also been the subject of a bit of mockery, thanks to the way it’s grown over the years to cover a thinning hairline.

But James may be done with it -- or, at least he was for one night. He took the floor in Dallas without it on Tuesday, and the Cavaliers rolled.

From Dave McMenamin of

The night started off aesthetically disorienting. LeBron James took the court for tipoff without a headband for the first time in more than a decade -- since a preseason game against Detroit in his rookie season, to be precise.

James famously played without a headband in the 2013 NBA Finals, but only for a late-game stretch after it was knocked from his head.

Against the Mavericks, James finished with 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting, to go along with seven rebounds and eight assists in just 29 minutes of action -- in a game Cleveland won by 33 points.