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LeBron James drops ‘Batman’ mask, Greg Land offers another

Art by Greg Land

Art by Greg Land

After suffering a broken nose, Miami Heat forward LeBron James returned to the court last week sporting a black protective mask some compared to those worn by Batman and Bane. However, it was hot and uncomfortable, leaving him in search for alternatives.

“I’ve been talking to Marvel Comics for the last couple of days, and DC Comics, to try to come up with one of the greatest masks of all time,” James told The Associated Press. “So we’ll see what happens.”

But on Friday, the NBA asked that he not wear the black mask — hey, even teammate Dwyane Wade conceded “it looks weird” — so James instead debuted a clear one in Saturday’s game against the Orlando Magic. Greg Land had other ideas, however, designing a star-spangled option that Marvel tweeted on Tuesday was “in honor of last night’s super heroics” (James scored 61 points against the Charlotte Bobcats as the heat won 124-107).

As Bleacher Report notes, “Land’s design pretty much sums up how James is playing lately.”

LeBron James in the "Batman" mask (courtesy of the NBA)

LeBron James in the “Batman” mask (courtesy of the NBA)

Art by Greg Land

Art by Greg Land

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Finally an instance where a photorealistic tracing of a celebrity with a superhero mask drawn on top is pretty much the extent of what the job entails! ;)

“However, it was hot and uncomfortable, leaving him in search for alternatives.”

Actually, no. The league made him switch masks. The more traditional clear masks were hot and uncomfortable, which is why he opted to try the black one.

Not a fan of the Heat ( Go SUNS!) but Cap is the wrong one for Lebron.

Wade should have a Cap mask as he’s the Capt. of the team and the “old guard”.

Lebron should have a Thor themed mask as he is the heavy hitter of the team and a freakin’ Basketball God.

Bosh should get an Iron Man themed mask since he’s the other member of their Big Three.

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