F1 Driver Lando Norris’ Simple Request to NBA Legends Miami Heat: “Take This Off My Hands…”

Published 05/06/2022, 1:48 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Miami Grand Prix – Miami International Autodrome, Miami, Florida, U.S. – May 5, 2022 McLaren’s Lando Norris talks to the media ahead of the Miami Grand Prix REUTERS/Brian Snyder

This weekend is set to see the first-ever Miami GP, and it has got everyone hyped. The fans and drivers are both in full party mode as the weekend kicks off. One driver who has something special in store for the weekend is Lando Norris.

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The Briton has gone full American with his new helmet design. He will debut a special helmet that is completely basketball-themed ahead of the race weekend. It has been a long time coming since Norris’s prior love affair with the sport.

Lando Norris brings NBA to the race with his new helmet

The McLaren driver has been teasing about a potential NBA collaboration for some time now. However, this looks like the final piece in the puzzle as the driver is set to debut a basketball-designed helmet.

 

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A lot of fans predicted a possible incoming collaboration with Miami Heat. Meanwhile, in his latest helmet release video, Lando can be practically seen begging for Miami Heat to sign his helmet. He said, “Miami heat if you can just contact me, take this off my hands for just a few minutes and get everyone on the team to sign it, it then it would be freaking amazing”.

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Will Lando succeed in getting his signed helmet this weekend by the Heats?

Lando’s prior love of Basketball and Miami

This is not the first time that Norris has shared his love for the sport. He has previously been seen following the sport. Not to mention the multiple collaborations he has had related to the sport. He recently posed this question on his Twitter page.

The fans quickly smelled a collaboration with the 2 sports coming. The prospect of seeing Lando Norris out on court made everyone go wild.

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Once again, all the fingers pointed towards Miami Heat. The team has previously collaborated with the driver back in 2019. Back then Miami Heat player Jimmy Butler went around for a hot lap with the Briton in Canada.

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Norris left Butler scared for his life as all the NBA veteran wanted to do by the end of the ride was hop out. As for when do the fans get to see him on the court? Who knows?

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Divyansh Priyadarshi

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Divyansh Priyadarshi is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his under-graduation in computer science engineering and is naturally drawn to the intriguing data-driven world of Formula 1. Being an author at ES isn't his first stint in penning down thoughts for his favorite sports, as he has a solid prior background in writing content for soccer, NBA, and UFC.

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