LeBron James‘ headband finally came off during the June 18 Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Finals game, and James’ loss of his signature accessory paid off with a win for his team. With just nine minutes left in the fourth quarter of the tight game, James took off his headband and went on to immediately get a dunk.
Though superstitious fans made the connection between the headband and the Heat’s ultimate win, it might have gone over James’ head. He tells Sports Illustrated that the events of the night’s game are all a blur.
“I don’t even remember the play much,” he says. “I was just focused on the job, the task at hand, and just trying to be aggressive, just trying to figure out ways I could help the team get back into the game. And you know, I guess the headband was the least of my worries at that point.”
All told, James finished the game with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Game 7 of the NBA Finals takes place on June 20, so don’t be surprised if James opts to leave his headband in the locker room for good luck.