Is Lakers’ LeBron James Soon Going Bald? Complete Timeline of King James’ Iconic Hairline

Published 09/08/2021, 1:35 AM EDT
LeBron James gives his opening remarks at the SM Mall of Arena in Pasay City, south of Manila on August 20, 2015. The NBA superstar is in the country for the second time for the Nike Rise program, a reality show for aspiring basketball players around the Philippines local reports said. (Photo by Photo by Mark Cristino/NurPhoto) (Photo by NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


Certain problems reach the riches and regular people all alike. One of those things is hair fall and the issues like male pattern baldness that can affect even a billionaire NBA player. The hint is towards Lakers’ LeBron James, who has been dealing with this for a while now.

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But this condition of alopecia has not just affected the Akron Hammer. The next in line is Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant, who has a very visible bald spot on his crown. In fact, fans on social media are comparing KD’s hair loss to that of Bron’s.

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When did LeBron James start getting bald?

Well, this is tough to speculate, but one can still dig out a probable timeline. The L-Train entered the league with a head full of short hair, just as Kobe Bryant had them early. So by the time he reached The Decision, there wasn’t any visible hair loss on him. 

However, as soon as he gave up wearing that trademark headband from the 2013 NBA Finals Game 6, a receding hairline first came to show. Later, Bron showed a Stage 4 hair loss by the time he joined the Cavaliers for the second time. 

Magically enough, the King suddenly got his hairline back in 2018 after nailing a bald look in 2017. It was so surprising that the NBA Champion himself joked about his hair locks in a Twitter post. 

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When Bron embarrassed himself in the middle of a game 

During a Lakers vs Utah Jazz game on October 25, 2019, LeBron James went through an embarrassment. Although the Lakers defeated the Jazz 95-86 in their second game of the 2019-20 season, the Akron Hammer had an oops moment of his. 

In a noteworthy malfunction, Bron’s headband slid at the temple of his head. This proved detrimental to his hair plugs and saw a concerned Anthony Davis warning Bron about the mishap. Take a look –

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That night, the Lake Show leader scored 32 points (12/22 FG) and did not allow Donovan Mitchell his glory. But the highlight of the night remained his hair loss. As of now, Bron has a visible bald spot at his crown and the king rightfully can’t care less about the natural condition. 

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This sets an example that something like hair loss can not deter a confident man from achieving greatness and fame. All hail King James!

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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