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NBA 2K14 Honchos

'Bron's Bald In Our Game ...

'Cause He's Bald In Real Life!

10/2/2013 12:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The people behind the video game NBA 2K14 tell TMZ ... they weren't trying to be haters when they receded LeBron James' hairline on his digital avatar -- they're just keepin' it real. 

In case you haven't seen the images, 2K14 LeBron is WAYYYYY balder than 2K13 LeBron ... and conspiracy theorists are suggesting the designers are anti-LBJ fans who were just trying to troll the guy.

But we spoke with a rep for the company behind the game ... who tells us the digital art is simply imitating real life -- "We strive for current realism with all our players."

LeBron now joins the ranks of other legendary bald video characters ... including King Hippo, Dhalsim, the guy from Hitman, Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Kirby.



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But why is the headband sitting on top of his head and not around his head? That's the issue. You cant even see if there was hair or not.. Its just crappy placement of the halo

384 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

playing the big life in the NB-AIDS.. xDD how many of ya'll got it??! xD Gasall? Ryan Anderson?

384 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

i guess that is one way to get rid of all these goody two shoes nwerds.. xD i mean come on. it's a billion, trillion dollar industry, with fun and games all year long. who wouldn't want in on that?

384 days ago


Just shave it off already LeBron. We all know where its going

384 days ago

JD Santini    

It's MS. Pac-Man, idiots.

384 days ago


"2K14 LeBron is WAYYYYY balder than 2K13 LeBron..."

Um. How do I say this?


In the pic on the left, LeBoob is raising his brow causing the skin on his forehead to buckle. Look again.

His hairline has not receded to any noticeable degree "this year", so BBZZT!!! Wrong!!!

Why does this site mislead people so often??

384 days ago


Come on The dude has a receding hairline.... yall acting like he got hair where that headband is....

384 days ago


Nothing wrong with his hair. At least he don't do that phoney comb over and hair only on the sides waiting for the middle and top to regrow. You look good LeBron

384 days ago


Why is this a story? Look how many basketball players are bald or shave their heads. People are acting like Lebron is an exception.

384 days ago

She's baaaack    

In that bottom right picture he looks like one of those illustrations of the evolution of man. Not a good look.

384 days ago


Still can't believe Lebron is only 28 years old. He looks 10-15 years older.

384 days ago


leave the guy alone already...I mean what can he do about it. btw he's got more hair than Harveys strands anyway. i think he's jealous

384 days ago


This is stupid Lebron wears his headband like that it's dead on. If you watch games they make fun of it all the time on nba tonight. Tmz just trying to make a stupid story out of nothing.

384 days ago


He should just own it instead of pushing the headband back further and further. We make fun of him all the time for that!

384 days ago

I am Spartacus    

I've never seen people obsess over someone's hairline and bash a guy for it like people do with Lebron. Jordan was bald, no one cared. Who cares if his hairline is receding? People ripping him or making fun of it for it are resorting to elementary school bullying about a guy's hairline because they can't think of anything else to bash the guy for anymore.

384 days ago
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