Sweat the small stuff: LeBron James brings back headband for Cavaliers-Bulls Game 2

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After a somewhat sluggish performance in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 99-92 loss to the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, LeBron James vowed to be more aggressive when the two teams reconvened for Wednesady night's Game 2. If you're going to increase your aggression, you're probably going to ramp up your level of perspiration. Ergo:

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Welcome back, old friend. (Gregory Shamus/NBAE/Getty Images)
Welcome back, old friend. (Gregory Shamus/NBAE/Getty Images)

Yep, that's right — just in time for Game 2, James brought back the headband that he ditched back in March.

After a few weeks of remaining mum on the subject of forsaking his favored forehead accessory, James recently explained why he'd chosen to give his headband the heave-ho: It's a leadership thing, of course.

"I did it because I just wanted to look like my teammates," James told Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "Just wanted to be one. Nothing more than that."

It's not yet clear why James decided to reverse course for Wednesday's Game 2. Perhaps, with Cleveland down a game in their best-of-seven series, he thought it was time to remind us all that some ballers are more equal than others.

It used to be that LeBron losing his headband was the catalyst for him going off. Now, Cavs fans hope that James bringing the world's largest and most sought-after sweat-soaking mechanism back will help bring Cleveland back in this second-round series.

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