Why Did LeBron James’ Crown Fade Mid-Game?
When it comes to “fadeaways”, LeBron James is one of the first names that comes to mind… Now, for both good and bad reasons. Not only does the King have one of the most insane turnaround fadeaway jumpers, but his ‘fadeaway’ hairline has been scrutinized by the media and public for quite some time now. In fact, this is not the first time we have taken part in analyzing LeBron’s hairline on our blog. We’ve been covering the miraculous return of his hair, as well as the journey his hair has taken from Cleveland to Los Angeles as far back as 2015.
Recently, his hairline has gone viral once again, thanks to his new teammate, Anthony Davis. The clip below shows what appears to be Davis telling LeBron that his hair is actively falling out in the middle of a game:
Since this video has surfaced, the internet has gone wild with reactions and theories explaining what is going on with LeBron’s hair. We are here to respond to the most popular theories we’ve seen, and give you the facts about what is actually going on with LeBron’s hair!
Theory #1: His hairline was actively receding during the game.
Whether this theory is a joke or not, the most common remark regarding the clip was that LeBron’s hair is vanishing right in front of our eyes. However, according to Dr. Mohebi, it is nearly impossible to notice hair loss in a time frame as short as a single game. However, a more plausible explanation is that LeBron may have used a topical concealer like Toppik, which could rub off or fade noticeably during the course of a game.
Let’s examine the following picture posted on Twitter as evidence:
Although the picture is not very clear, it does seem like he has some hair on the back that is manipulated by some sort of concealer. It also seems that the whole top of his head is covered by concealer and that the concealer covering his hairline in the front has been removed by the headband and/or sweat
Theory #2: His hair doesn’t respond well to sweat.
One of the popular theories we’ve seen is that James’s hair transplant is not responding well to sweat. Although this may sound logical, the sweating has no negative effect on a hair transplant. However, sweating may wipe off concealers like Toppik.
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