A Man & His Headband: The Curious Case Of LeBron James’ Hairline (PHOTOS)

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    The 2013-14 NBA season starts in a month. We have no idea who’s going to win the championship, but there are two things you can bet your bottom dollar on: the Miami Heat will have a deep playoff run, and during that playoff run, there will be jokes galore.

    And those jokes will be on LeBron James, the best basketball player in the world.

    Folks can’t really make fun of his on-court performance, because it’s perfect. But folks can make fun of James’ turrible hairline and the headbands he uses to cover it up.

    And it’s not just fools on Twitter snapping on LeBron. The companies that James does business with even take their shots.

    Examples: LeBron is the coverboy of NBA2K14. In the game, 2K14 is not kind on how they depict Bron Bron’s hairline:

    Lebron James Hairline NBA2k13

    After this picture hit the ‘net, the game’s creators said they weren’t trying to diss and that they “strive for current realism with all our players.”

    Suuuure.

    So what’s the deal with LeBron Jimmy’s hairline? How bad is it? OK, it is bad, but how long has it been like that?

    Scroll down to see LeBron’s hairline over the years.

    Senior year of high school (2002) Age 16

    LeBron James

    Rookie year (2003-2004) Age 17

    Lebron James rookie yearLeBron James looks on

    Second year (2004-05) Age 18

    LeBron Jame 3rdCleveland Cavaliers v Chicago Bulls

    Third year (2005-2006) Age 19

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Charlotte BobcatsSharpie 500

    Fourth year (2006-07) Age 20

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Washington Wizards2006 ESPY Awards - Arrivals

    Fifth year (2007-08Age 21

    Cleveland Cavaliers  v Portland Trail BlazersJay-Z Celebrates The Grand Opening Of The 40/40 Club

    Sixth year  (2007-08) Age 22

    Boston Celtics v Cleveland CavaliersT-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam

    Seventh year (2008-09) Age 23

    Cleveland Cavaliers v New York KnicksNBA All-Star Saturday Night Celebrities and Peformances

    Eighth year in the league (2009-10) Age 24

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Phoenix SunsT-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam

    Ninth year (2010-11) Age 25

    Miami Heat v Phoenix SunsMiami Heat v Phoenix Suns

    Tenth season in the league (2011-12) Age 26

    Milwaukee Bucks v Miami HeatMiami Heat v Chicago Bulls

    Eleventh year in the league (2012-13) Age 27

    Michael Bastian Men's - Backstage - Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion WeekFILE: Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks

    Twelfth season  (2013) Age 28

    Miami Heat Media DayThe 2013 ESPY Awards - Audience

    Verdict? LeBron James’ hairline was always cooked. It’s just recently gotten worse.

    PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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