LeBron James’ hairline has been taking a public flogging for quite some time now. Rumour has it National Bullying Prevention Month was created specifically for the sake of his follicularly challenged head. And clearly, it’s something that’s been bothering the guy. He’s fiddled with headbands, Carlos Boozer-esque hair paint, and on occasion, has even sported a suspiciously resurrected head of hair overnight (see: his fully-coiffed cameo in Trainwreck). So thank god he’s finally taken the only measure that makes sense.
The Akron Hammer posted a video on Instagram Thursday with the caption “Bald head nutt!” showing off his (mostly) shorn scalp. He hasn’t gone full Heisenberg just yet, but he’s trimmed it about as closely as possible.
We’re all for this move. After all, it looks much better than this:
Lebron James has reached level 3 of balding pic.twitter.com/oyYGp54tBR
— Probably True Facts (@TrueProbably) February 22, 2016
There comes a time in every alopecia-afflicted man’s life when he’s got to decide whether he wants to keep fighting a losing battle or just go bald with grace. Sometimes shaving it all off can feel a lot more liberating than desperately clinging via the Rogaine, the Propecia, the laser caps, or what have you. Maybe this was LeBron’s way of symbolically starting anew after the Cavs fell short this past season. Or, scarier yet, maybe this was his way of vanquishing the only sign that he’s a mortal man and not God Mode incarnate. Something tells us Bald LeBron will be even deadlier than Receding Hairline LeBron.
The Internet seems to agree:
lebron shaved his head and now i'm pretty sure he's going to literally murder the entire nba
— Kris Hooks (@Captain_Hooks) June 15, 2017
Lebron went bald. The whole league in trouble. pic.twitter.com/FR7vSMNGH6
— K. (@SportsUnicorn) June 15, 2017
Warriors just forced Lebron to win next years MVP by unlocking Bald Bron
— The Myth,Sentinel 35 (@Trai_DOT) June 15, 2017
Bald Lebron final form pic.twitter.com/11htQyicBT
— . (@Simply_Clutch1) June 15, 2017
Bald Lebron is here. Book 3 more rings https://t.co/5gk8z7mYcY
— Jack Lame (@Mr_JackCiceri) June 15, 2017
And yes, there will also be the inevitable comparisons to his fellow chrome-domed NBA legend MJ. But for now, let’s just be happy for LeBron: he’s finally learning how to take an L with some class.