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LeBron Headband Knocked Off, Putting Him in 4th Quarter MVP Mode

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Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 01:57 PM

By Clyde Hughes

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Down by 10 points in the fourth quarter of an NBA championship elimination game, defending champion Miami Heat needed a jolt.

When the Heat's best player, LeBron James, decided to ditch his headband after it was knocked off his head, Miami turned the deficit into a 103-100 overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs, forcing a dramatic Game 7 in Miami on Thursday, The Associated Press reported.

Coincidence? Many fans and commentators think not. James' headband received as much attention as his 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists that led the Heat to victory.

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"LeBron left everything, including his headband, on the floor. And it was just what Heat needed in Gm 6," tweeted Israel Gutierrez of ESPN.

Author Kevin Power tweeted: "Noticed how LeBron's game got turned up a notch after he lost his headband and never put it back on? Who thinks he won't wear it Game 7?"

"Now that LeBron realizes it was his headband that's been holding him back all this time, he's going to be hard to contain.#GameSeven," tweeted Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Eugene Kane.

James' signature headband was knocked off in the fourth quarter. With the San Antonio Spurs on the verge of winning the NBA title on the Heat's home court, James forgot about the headband and went most valuable player mode. He scored 16 points in the final period just to get the contest into overtime.

“I guess the headband was the least of my worries at that point,” James said after the game.

Heat teammate Dwayne Wade said headband or not, James single-handedly lifted Miami to the Game 6 win.

I’ve never seen him play without his headband that long, since his rookie year,” Wade said in a news conference after the game, according to Sports Illustrated. “He got very aggressive. He really got to the paint and he was going to give everything that he had, and he did. He had an unbelievable fourth quarter for us.”

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The questions have already started on social media whether James, the reigning NBA MVP, is superstitious enough to go without the headband in Game 7. USA Today has already started a Facebook question on the subject.

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