During the Knicks game on Thursday night, Miami Heat player LeBron James wore a striking black protective mask. And, of course, it went viral on Twitter.
James is wearing the protective mask because he was injured Jan. 20 during an Oklahoma City Thunder game.
The mask reminded many on social media of a few popular TV and movie characters.
Some compared it to the “Caped Crusader,” Batman:
ICYMI: Tonight, LeBron James is Batman. pic.twitter.com/tMJWpErDBE
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 28, 2014
Others thought it looked a lot like the dashing Zorro:
Lebron out there looking like Zorro lol pic.twitter.com/rHB1cAfYSj
— Tyler J Music (@TylerJOfficial) February 28, 2014
Another, thought it looked very similar to a character from the “Star Wars” movies:
LeBron looks like a mix between Batman and Darth Vader with his mask pic.twitter.com/s5Eixdm1kE
— kyler bayless (@KylerB_) February 28, 2014