Why Kings urge Malik Monk to continue wearing Nelly-like Band-Aid on face

Why Kings are urging Monk to continue wearing Band-Aid on face originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Shooting sleeves, headbands and wristbands are the most common accessories NBA players wear on a nightly basis. But over the last three games, Kings guard Malik Monk has debuted a unique look -- a Band-Aid planted across his face.

Sacramento teammates are hoping that look doesn't go anywhere.

"We were making fun of [the Band-Aid] a bit in that Golden State game when he had it on," teammate Kevin Huerter said after practice Saturday [h/t FOX 40's Sean Cunningham]. "But he's played well since he put it on, and we've won the last two games, so he can keep riding with it.

"[He better] wear it until we lose."

Monk dropped a season-high 24 points in the Kings' 116-113 loss to the Warriors, also known to Sacramento fans as the Band-Aid's debut. The Kings then went on to win their next two games against Cleveland and the Los Angeles Lakers.

"I'm going to keep it going a little bit longer," Monk told reporters Saturday.

Monk's new look has drawn comparisons to the Band-Aid fashion statement by rapper Nelly in the early 2000s, featured in the "Hot In Herre" music video, among others.

Kings guard De'Aaron Fox appears to be getting a kick out of it.

Reece Caldwell, Fox's wife, suggested all Kings fans should do their best Monk imitation Sunday night when the Warriors visit Golden 1 Center.

The Kings have put a bandage on their slow start to the season by winning five of their last seven games, a run that continues into their third clash of the season against the defending-champion Warriors on Sunday night.

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You can bet Monk will be coming off coach Mike Brown's bench riding the Band-Aid momentum.