LeBron James Sports New Haircut and Hairline on 'Witness History Tour'

Dan FavaleFeatured ColumnistAugust 20, 2013

What's in a hairline? If you're LeBron James, nothing.


UPDATE: Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 3:20 p.m. ET.

LeBron's "new" look turned out to be not so new, as his latest pictures below showcase him with what appears to be a full head of hair. It turns out the photos of his "new haircut" are from about a month ago.

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Once upon a time, his hairline retreated like a scared defender hoping to avoid a cameo on LeBron's next poster. His forehead was a buffet on which dishes of snark were served.

But no more.

While The King was in the Philippines for Nike's "Witness History Tour," Business Insider's Cork Gaines noticed he was sporting a full head of, well, absolutely nothing.

Poke fun at that. Oh, that's right, you can't. Because it looks good.

LeBron, 28, has been battling a receding hairline for awhile now. Inevitably, not even his headbands were enough to bridge the gap between his eyebrows and the onset of his fade. And when his trusty tiara went missing, we were blinded by the excess of empty space it left in its stead.

Those of you worried about how his in-game crown will look on him now, you needn't fret. Buzzfeed's Matt Kiebus has us covered:

For some reason, submitting to the absence of hair altogether just works. Going all natural is in, as it no longer seems like LeBron is trying too hard to cover it up.

And it's fitting that he would slay his hairline now, during a "Witness History Tour." The change certainly leaves us a witness to history. 

Let's just hope that, unlike his headband in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the new look sticks.