Being able to make mask dawn in today’s day and age requires a special kind of person to move away from it. Usually, we think of the Jim Carrey movie as a young Cameron Diaz, superhero (and villain) and Guy Fox mask most reminiscent of the 1600s (also featured on V for Vendor). Recently, we could see Kanye West perform with a mask on his show. It’s not often that outlet superheroes are the ones who wear masks. We can immediately think of hockey players, especially goalkeepers who have animations and symbols all over the helmet to represent themselves.
Then we have the NBA players who made the mask dawn. Commonly used to protect a player after a broken nose or a facial injury, the mask is often worn by players who will not play games while sitting for healing. Classically, we had players like Bill Lambier and Alonzo Morning who wore masks, but it was still rare.
Nando de Colo, Matt Bonner, Patrick Patterson, and Tristan Thompson. Despite these guys making it commonplace, we can’t forget those who pioneered the face mask for them. As LeBron’s broken nose causes him trouble again, he will go after a mask again. Although this was the beginning of his career, many think LeBron James wore a mask for the first time. All eyes will now be on LeBron again to see what kind of mask he will unveil against the Knicks on Thursday night.
8. Bill Lambier, career earnings: $ 7,388,000
Lambi’s Bad Boy was the mainstay of the Pistons, as he was their defensive element who would hit the offensive player after blowing the whistle. He was the man who led Isaiah Thomas and Joe Dumar to the guard, crushed by a brick wall.
The man was known for his infamous tough body and did not disappoint the city of Detroit in Lambert as a two-time NBA champion. Although he played only thirteen years, Lambi had a lasting impact on the NBA and any opponents who were unlucky to run into him.
7 Matt Bonner, Career Earnings: $ 27, 180, 657
With Matt Bonner, we get to see someone who has worn New Balance basketball shoes for his entire career. Famous for his awkward jump shot releases, Bonner was a cherished player in the Canadian basketball community with the Toronto Raptors early in his career.
Red Rocket has proven itself as a productive system player with spars. He no longer has to drive or dribble, but now he plants himself in a three-point line, and either swings or passes the ball. This is why Matt Bonner was even more surprised when Thomas Robinson broke his nose holding his head. Now, we have a new boner, a masked boner, who continues to delight the crowd across the NBA.
6. Manu Ginobili, Career Earnings: $ 101, 225, 615
Ginobili has one of the most memorable and historic historical careers, including one of the best dynasty sports. Manu joined a team like San Antonio Spoor from 2002 until now and was the instant winner. The three-time NBA champion has received the full slate to hold his name, originally a two-time All-Star in 200, a sixth Man of the Year, and an Olympic gold medal in 2004 with the Argentine national team.
Now even though his face mask is not what we think of as a traditional theatrical mask, it really shows how effective NBA coaches and medical staff can be in the middle of a game. It also shows how much of a fighter’s genocide, because after the game broke in the middle of the nose, he found a way to get back by leaving some tape on the nose. This guy changed the bat at AT&T Center and after the shoe burst on him, he continued to play with no possession. It’s more than a respectable mention, it’s a recognition of the hardwood warrior.
5. Andrei Kirilenko, career income: $ 104, 409, 763
Kirilenko, best known for his stellar defensive play, wore an impressive face mask to grace the hardwoods. He has already made a strong start, winning the All-Star, NBA All-Rookie team selection, and multiple All-Defensive selections, making Kirilenko one of the NBA’s best defenders in the mid-2000s.
After an absence from the NBA, when Kirilenko signed with CSKA Moscow for the entire 2011-2012 season, he returned to the Minnesota Timberwolves with the same defensive presence as ever. He’s now an important part of the Brooklyn Nets ’defense and does it without a face mask at the moment.
4. Kiri Irving, Career Earnings: 16,281,600
Kiri Irving actually cracked the top four of the list because of how much younger he is. With all the possibilities in the world, this rookie mask from years ago adorns and still makes the game look simple.
Former Rookie of the Year and current All-Star Game MVP continues to play the game with an ease and elegance that is easily seen. Even though Irving is known outside the NBA community for his popular internet commercial series ‘Uncle Drew’, Irving continues to show us that despite wearing a Zorro mask, he can still play ball with the rest of them.
3. Richard Hamilton, career earnings: $ 109, 166, 043
Still earning a salary with the Chicago Bulls, Rip Hamilton could be the player who made the mask acceptable in the NBA. A few months after recovering from his broken nose, Rip never closed the mask. Typically, players remove their masks or glasses at the foul line, but not the chip. That mask went everywhere with her and she wore it even years after her nose was broken.
He said it was a natural arrangement if he got hurt again but who knows why he wanted to wear it. Maybe he won a championship wearing a mask, or maybe he was a masked 3-time All-Star. With the ability to work on the screen like Riggy Miller, it’s hard to doubt how good Rip was from the beginning of his career as perhaps the best middle-range jump shooter.
2. LeBron James, career earnings: $ 129, 155, 913
The man of the time, LeBron may have identified himself as one of the best players in the league over the years, and there is no doubt about that. Before repeating as world champion, LeBron was often criticized for his ability to stop games and lead the team. Since then there has been only a sense of frustration and wonder about LeBron’s game and why it is so easy to see.
It is clear that LeBron if really needed, can play all 5 positions on the floor. But can LeBron play 5 positions while wearing a mask? A face-masked LeBron is commonly remembered in his first years in Cleveland after being destroyed by DeCombe Mutombo. LeBron then returned with revenge, and unfortunately, he became his primary victim for Damon Jones. All eyes are on LeBron James to see how he reacts when he wears a face mask again.
1. Kobe Bryant, career earnings: $ 279, 738, 062
Kobe Bryant is a player whose identity is not required, no explanation of what he did in court, and no details about his impact on the NBA international community. He’s just the best player of all time, a drive that doesn’t rival anyone. In the past when Kobe wore a face mask, he did it easily and effortlessly.
Kobe was one of the few players who wore both a clear mask and a black mask before the NBA stopped allowing players to wear black. Still, these masks did nothing to stop Kobe’s amazing scoring ability and extreme effort to be the best. Although he did not spend most of his career wearing a mask-like Rip Hamilton, wearing a mask was as legendary as spending time with him.