One would think that a mask has been a boon to LeBron James' game. It's worked for him based off of his averages of 33.5 ppg, 5.5 apg, 5.3 rpg and 1.8 spg while shooting 63.4 percent from the floor and 52.9 percent from beyond the arc in the four games.

At the same time, the mask has to be uncomfortable. After being hit in the face by Dwight Howard during a loss to the Houston Rockets a couple of days ago, James was reportedly supposed to wear his face mask for at least another week.

LeBron decided to remove his mask after starting 1-for-3 in Miami's Thursday night matchup. He missed his next three attempts, but he's sure to break out of that for the rest of this game. Let's hope he doesn't get hit in the face again or he could end up being the next Rip Hamilton.

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[via Ball Don't Lie]