There might have been no stopping LeBron Thursday night against the Knicks, but there was definitely no stopping the outpouring of social media posts fixated on the mask. It was as if the world was bearing witness to a new Marvel character the moment James donned the protective accessory on the floor at American Airlines arena.
The overwhelming reception the mask received is no surprise considering his stature, but itâ€™s interesting to look at the possible symbolism surrounding these tweets. It seems that he and his mask are either the makings of a
superhero or villain depending on who you ask. ESPN embraced the Bruce Wayne narrative:
The Batman comparison also really seemed to resonate with teammate Chris Bosh. Not only did Bosh remark, â€œhe played like Batmanâ€ after the Heatâ€™s 108-82 smothering of the Knicks, but he posted this on Instagram: