When the youthful LeBron James first tried to win his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers an NBA championship, he was hirsute. Back then his omnipresent headband was a fashion statement–maybe even part of his athletic gear–but it wasn’t part of a cover-up. Yet as LeBron’s great successful years in Miami wore on, his headband crept further up his forehead. A couple of times during last year’s playoffs the announcers pointed out that LeBron’s headband was on the rise–following his receding hairline. (It’s natural to notice–everything King James does is news.) Even LeBron himself joked about it on occasion.
Now Twitter and multiple media outlets are pointing out that LeBron James’ hair has seemed magically to grow back during his event-filled offseason. Male-pattern baldness is not really reversible, despite the promise of so many TV commercials–so how did LeBron do it? Maybe his hair is happier in Cleveland? Where he left it? Whatever went down, expect LeBron to capitalize on it as he pursues his oft-stated desire for billionaire status. Remember that P. Diddy put away his pride and shilled for acne cream, adding millions to his bank account. If LeBron James has a product that brings back hair, there are about 35 million adult American males that are interested. They’ll pay a lot of money too. And if it’s just moving to Cleveland that brings back hair, the city’s housing market is about to go boom.