Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/4/12

Sports fans’ collective fascination with LeBron James’ receding hairline took a new turn on Wednesday when a rumor circulated that the Heat star recently got hair plugs. The information came from a few unreliable gossip sites, and it seemed to be based on a few photos of LeBron modeling his new Nike “LeBron Diamond Sportswear” collection.

The photos are pretty convincing.

Below you see a “before” pic on the left, and an “after” pic on the right:

Another photo of LeBron from the Nike shoot shows him with as thick of a head of hair as possible:

Looks incredible, right? LeBron looks like a new man! No need to come on home to join the bald brotherhood!

The only problem is the photos seem to have been digitally altered the way many modeling photos tend to be. Looks like they not only gave LeBron a nice, full hairline, but they also made his skin extraordinarily smooth.

Oh, and one more problem: We dug up a close-up photo of LeBron from the Heat’s first day of practice on Monday, and it shows his hairline is still as thin as ever (see it here).

Unless LeBron got hair plugs after practice on Monday, did a Nike photo shoot at night, and had the photos released on the web Tuesday, then he didn’t get a hair procedure. Don’t believe unsubstantiated reports you read from sketchy sites.


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