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LeBron James swaps black mask... for clear one at request of NBA
L.A.Times ^ | March 1, 2014 | Dan Loumena

Posted on 03/02/2014 6:17:34 AM PST by MeshugeMikey

LeBron James knows that what's in the best interest of the NBA is usually in his best interest, which probably is why he complied with the league's request to wear a clear mask to protect his broken nose Saturday night rather than the cooler-looking black one he wore Thursday.

As long as it’s transparent," James said of the mask. "As long as they can see my face ... my opponents. Just as long as it’s not black."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: goofy; lebronjames; mask; nba
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I scarely know what to make of this item
1 posted on 03/02/2014 6:17:34 AM PST by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

Well, if James hadn’t conceded, it would have been no time before all the “in” players would have looked like hockey goalies trying to “outmask” each other.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 6:29:22 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It’s racism, I tell ya!


4 posted on 03/02/2014 6:31:51 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
I think I see the problem...

5 posted on 03/02/2014 6:32:11 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: oh8eleven

I suppose that’s it. Maybe it’s just distracting in such a fast moving game.


7 posted on 03/02/2014 6:34:19 AM PST by jocon307
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To: MeshugeMikey

Well let’s give him credit for not being a b*tcher and moaner, for once in this world.


8 posted on 03/02/2014 6:35:01 AM PST by jocon307
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To: MeshugeMikey
"As long as they can see my face ... my opponents. Just as long as it’s not black."

Seems to me Lebron wearing a clear mask is still black. So what is the point?

9 posted on 03/02/2014 6:36:02 AM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: miss marmelstein

its insane I tell ya!

wheres Al Sharpton when ya need him?

We know hes not playing golf with the great leader.

a Red White and Blue Mask might have been the answer.


10 posted on 03/02/2014 6:36:18 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I’m guessing it has to do with marketing. They want to be able to sell things that show his face.


11 posted on 03/02/2014 6:36:42 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: HangnJudge

perhaps a mask that would make his face look like it was adorned with War Paint would have worked better


12 posted on 03/02/2014 6:38:05 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: jocon307

that indeed is a rare treat!


13 posted on 03/02/2014 6:38:33 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The carbon fiber one does look cooler.


14 posted on 03/02/2014 6:38:39 AM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Fzob

the NBA’s reasons for insisting he lose the black mask were not stated..

Perhaps the white players complained?...../s


15 posted on 03/02/2014 6:39:58 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Regardless of LeBron James personally, anything that might lead viewers consciously to associate the NBA with ski-mask-wearing thugs is bad press.


16 posted on 03/02/2014 6:43:52 AM PST by Tax-chick (Lost to headquarters.)
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the war paint approach....in Team Colors would likely have frosted the NBA management!


17 posted on 03/02/2014 6:46:26 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: oh8eleven

yup - I think that’s what the NBA was afraid of


18 posted on 03/02/2014 6:46:29 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: BenLurkin


19 posted on 03/02/2014 6:47:05 AM PST by Bratch
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To: Tax-chick

see my resolution in post 17!


20 posted on 03/02/2014 6:47:06 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

From what I was reading, it had to do with the inability of other players to read his eyes/expression during the game. Kudos to him for not being a brat about it.


21 posted on 03/02/2014 6:48:01 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: cripplecreek

in post 17 I advance a Marketing Oriented Solution to this problem that evidently escaped thet Giant Minds in the NBA..his team ..and personal management

Team Colors....resulting in an ITEM which could have been rather successfully marketed


22 posted on 03/02/2014 6:49:05 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Your suggestion doesn’t look worse than any other choices. Maybe a “Hello Kitty” theme would be disarming ... it works for my 2-year-old, the Tiny Pink Queen of Evil.


23 posted on 03/02/2014 6:49:41 AM PST by Tax-chick (Lost to headquarters.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

please see my solutuion to this alleged problem in post 17!


24 posted on 03/02/2014 6:49:52 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: Tax-chick

ahahahahahah the HELLO LEBRON look! oh my!


25 posted on 03/02/2014 6:50:23 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: MeshugeMikey
I can understand the NBA request...

How many different colored mask will the league allow?

Can a player with a broken nose wear a red, yellow, green, blue, orange, purple mask to match their team colors or their hair......

Make it one standard: clear...

Any potential issue go away...

NBA has LOTS of other issues besides playing arbitrary fashion designer...

Biggest issue is how do they get me to watch their version of thug basketball...

26 posted on 03/02/2014 6:50:44 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Why is he wearing a mask, we already know who he is


27 posted on 03/02/2014 6:51:05 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Tax-chick

given the “coming out” of that other NBA player....this might have mareting possibilities


28 posted on 03/02/2014 6:51:09 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: svcw

allegedly to protect his broken nose from further damage

I still think a Team Colors Mask would have been quite a hit!


29 posted on 03/02/2014 6:52:22 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Just what I was thinking.


30 posted on 03/02/2014 6:52:42 AM PST by Tax-chick (Lost to headquarters.)
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To: Popman
How many different colored mask will the league allow?

MLB allowed several for Dave Parker


31 posted on 03/02/2014 6:53:04 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Dr. Sivana

32 posted on 03/02/2014 6:53:46 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: MeshugeMikey
There was a time when NHL goalies didn't wear helmets or masks. Hard to believe.

And check out the catcher's stance in this old baseball photo. This stance was common into the twenties.


33 posted on 03/02/2014 6:54:11 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Popman

Given that FOotball players all wear Helmets adorn with Team Logos...Id suggest that limiting players on any given team to wearing perhaps similarly adorned faces masks in Basketball would solve any potential problems and given them all an added “revenue stream”

what kid In the USA hasnt bout a pair of AIR NIKES?

a series of similarly marketed Face Masks could have been a Goldmine


34 posted on 03/02/2014 6:54:54 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

scarey stuff there!


35 posted on 03/02/2014 6:55:35 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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Less than $3.8k to go!!

36 posted on 03/02/2014 6:56:58 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: BenLurkin

Oh man. You can’t make this stuff up.


37 posted on 03/02/2014 7:00:23 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Dr. Sivana
I think an unspoken point the NBA really doesn't want to be discussed in reference to players wearing a black mask is the fact the urban "youts" will emulate their team players on the street by wearing team masks and escalate the inner city urban street thug problems even more..

Just think how many lives have been lost over a pair of sneakers...

38 posted on 03/02/2014 7:02:36 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: MeshugeMikey
“Just as long as it’s not black.”

Sounds a little rasis to me. Calling Rev Al. Paging Rev Jesse. Shouting for Spike Lee. Pleading wit pResident Obama.

39 posted on 03/02/2014 7:06:54 AM PST by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Great pics.

.


40 posted on 03/02/2014 7:11:06 AM PST by Mears
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To: Tax-chick
IMAGINE the HUBUB!!


41 posted on 03/02/2014 7:16:49 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: Dr. Sivana

ooo ooo oo thats so DISTRACTING

also please see anove...

would the NBA have the nerve to Ban a player from wearing a “gay” mask??


42 posted on 03/02/2014 7:17:48 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: Tupelo

see my Hason Collins Mask...above...


43 posted on 03/02/2014 7:19:01 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Cute!


44 posted on 03/02/2014 7:34:34 AM PST by Tax-chick (I've forgotten most of those languages, but I remember the joke.)
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To: Tax-chick
as expected.....

Man On Ths Scene Al Sharpton all has a special TUHRUBBLE sensor


45 posted on 03/02/2014 7:42:29 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: Tupelo

please see new Rev Sharpton ‘s Public Service Banner ABove!

Thanks


46 posted on 03/02/2014 7:43:41 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: nuconvert
yup - I think that’s what the NBA was afraid of
And taking it to its next inevitable step - how long before the streets would be full of thugs wearing them?
Not to mention the mall violence generated when someone cuts in a line of thugs waiting for the next mask to be released?
47 posted on 03/02/2014 7:57:33 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I don’t see this is newsworthy but apparently everyone else in the free world does. Whatever, if the owner says to wear a bunny suit, then by golly you will wear a bunny suit or pay the fine.


48 posted on 03/02/2014 9:32:32 AM PST by bgill
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To: MeshugeMikey
Who?


49 posted on 03/02/2014 9:37:30 AM PST by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: bgill

i see it newsworthy in that it’s indicitive of some sort of political correctness..or other.


50 posted on 03/02/2014 11:50:22 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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