LeBron James got scratched in his right eye Friday night and reportedly said he wouldn’t play Saturday if it meant he had to wear goggles.
Well, he wore goggles against Washington. For a few minutes at least. Long enough to throw down the above dunk!
As @JasonLloydNBA as my witness, LeBron said last night: 'I ain't playin if I have to wear goggles'
— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) March 25, 2017
But LeBron lost the goggles with the Cavs down 10 in the first quarter …
Goggled LeBron didn't last long ?? pic.twitter.com/yXiz3NpecE
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 26, 2017
… and then got right back to dunking.
LEBRON! ?? pic.twitter.com/y30GcCUaeS
— NBA TV (@NBATV) March 26, 2017
LeBron was so close to bringing googles back, LET ME EMPTY MY SHOOPING CART! pic.twitter.com/v0XVxedoOd
— iPodKingCarter (@iPodKingCarter) March 26, 2017
— Melissa Ann ?? (@HorrorGeekMel) February 7, 2017
As LeBrons go, Goggles LeBron is cool but our favorite still is Masked Villain LeBron. Too bad we may never see either one again.
.@KingJames rocking shades tonight!
Which LeBron is your favorite?
1. Goggles LeBron
2. Masked LeBron
3. Headband LeBron
4. Standard LeBron pic.twitter.com/DOGG47FSFd
— Patrick J. Stacy (@PatrickJStacy) March 26, 2017
LeBron was listed as questionable before the Cavs announced he’d play about two hours before tip-off . The team drew heavy criticism last week for resting James and fellow All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love for a nationally televised game. That decision prompted NBA commissioner Adam Silver to send a letter to team owners, saying the trend of resting healthy starters is “an extremely significant issue for our league.”