LeBron James’s Hair Journey to Los Angeles
The newest & most highly-anticipated addition to the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James, is famous for more than just his jump shot. Over his historical career, his hairline has been the subject of much scrutiny, debate, and countless memes. In 2015, we wrote about the mystery behind James’s hairline, noting that Lebron likely had a FUT procedure to restore his hairline. As you can see in the photo, there is a visible scar that seems to be from a FUT procedure. Since then, his hairline has seemed to change a few times, but James has mostly kept quiet on the matter.
Is LeBron opening up about his hair transplant?
Despite what seems to be multiple attempts to conceal his receding hairline, James has recently seemed to embrace his hair and has even joined in on the jokes about his ever-receding hairline. See this repost from LeBron’s personal Instagram page:
Notice how Lebron jokingly describes a beard-to-scalp hair transplant with his then teammate, Dwyane Wade. Was James simply joking, or was he actually alluding to having this procedure done? Either way, this is the most we’ve seen ever seen LeBron talk about his hair, as it seems to have been a sensitive subject until now. That being said, we’d like to let LeBron know that the procedure he was explaining, the beard to scalp hair transplant, is a real procedure, and we’d be more than happy to hook him up, now that he’s a Laker!
What is next for Lebron’s hair?
Although Lebron is getting older and seems to be comfortable joking around about his hair, or lack thereof, he is now living in Los Angeles, which is the land of plastic surgery and self-improvement. We wouldn’t be surprised if the pressure from living in LA got to him, and he gets additional grafts before stepping back into the spotlight for the next season. There are also many rumors that his budding acting career was one reason that James chose to come to the Lakers. If this is the case, it would give James even more reason to get more grafts to touch up his hairline.
Hair aside, the entire city of Los Angeles is excited to have their first superstar since the retirement of Kobe Bryant (who also famously proclaimed the biggest difference between his early years and later years was his ability to grow hair). We are looking forward to seeing LeBron take the floor in a Laker jersey, no matter what his hair looks like!