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NBA clearly wants James to abandon black mask



The NBA wants LeBron James to ditch the black mask. The Miami Heat star wore a black carbon-fiber face shield to protect his broken nose during Thursday night’s 108-82 victory over the New York Knicks. But the league wants him to switch to a clear version for Saturday night’s game against the Orlando Magic. James likes the feel of the black mask and has filed an appeal in an attempt to continue to wear it, ESPN reported Friday.