LeBron James will start Game 7 with trademark headband
BY JOE COWLEY firstname.lastname@example.org June 19, 2013 11:10PM
Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the first half of Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Updated: June 20, 2013 10:49AM
MIAMI — So will he or won’t he?
LeBron James and his headband were the most talked-about duo in Game 6, specifically how James seemed to transform himself when his patented look changed early in the fourth quarter. James’ headband was knocked off, and he took over the game after leaving the headband on the bench.
“I’ll probably start off with it,’’ James said. “A little superstitious. If it gets knocked off, then me and him will have a discussion if he will return.’’
◆ Ray Allen is no stranger to playing Jesus. He played Jesus Shuttlesworth in Spike Lee’s “He Got Game’’ and again in Game 6 with his game-tying three-pointer with five seconds left in the fourth quarter. But Allen admitted on Wednesday that when the referees went to review his shot to check his feet, he went to a higher power.
“I always know where I am when I’m shooting threes before the game, and I purposely put myself in different situations around [the three-point line], so that I can understand my parameters,’’ Allen said. “I didn’t worry about it until I saw the referees walk to the scorer’s table. I dropped my head and said, ‘Please don’t. Please, I hope I wasn’t [on the line].’ ’’
◆ Manu Ginobili was awful with eight turnovers and a missed free throw late in Game 6, so did he sleep Tuesday night? “With some assistance,’’ Ginobili said. “Yeah, I did sleep.’’