LeBron: 'I didn't go bald like Mike, but I'm getting there'
LeBron James' admiration for the legendary Michael Jordan dates back to his days as a child first playing the game of basketball, mimicking Jordan's on-court tendencies, and even how he wore his gear.
That's as far as the Cleveland Cavaliers star went in trying to be like Mike, though, because if he went any deeper, he probably wouldn't have any hair on his noggin anymore.
"I did pretty much everything that MJ did when I was a kid," James said following Cleveland's Game 5 victory over the Boston Celtics to advance to the NBA Finals once again. "I shot fadeaways before I should have. I wore a leg sleeve on my leg and folded it down so you saw the red part. I wore black and red shoes with white socks. I wore short shorts so you could see my undershorts underneath."
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He then jokingly added, "I didn't go bald like Mike, but I'm getting there. But it will be post-career, though. That's the only thing I didn't do."
With his 35 points in 34 minutes of action, James moved past Jordan to become the Association's all-time leader in playoff scoring.