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Should LeBron James honor Z?

An NBA player attending a friend and former teammate's jersey retirement ceremony isn't often news, but it sure would be if LeBron James -- as he hopes -- were to join the Cleveland Cavaliers in celebrating Zydrunas Ilgauskas this weekend. James, who spent eight seasons as Z's teammate (seven in Cleveland, one with the Miami Heat), calls the Cavs' career games played and rebounding leader "a dear friend" and hopes his presence wouldn't distract from the big man's No. 11 being raised to the rafters. But James' history with Northern Ohio needs little explanation ?

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On Thursday, LeBron James will be sporting more on his head than his usual headband. Because of the broken nose he suffered against the Oklahoma City Thunder, James will wear a protective face mask against the New York Knicks. Of course, this won't be the first time he has played in such a thing. He also donned one in 2005 when he played for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He also is far from the only NBA All-Star to wear a mask. Over the years, numerous big names have put these on their heads in games. We picked out 10 from the 1990s until now. Who wears it best?

Rank' Em: NBA's Masked Men

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Worn: 2012

Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton

Worn: Most of career

Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert

Worn: 2012

Zydrunas Ilgauskas

Zydrunas Ilgauskas

Worn: 2004

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Worn: 2013

LeBron James

LeBron James

Worn: 2005

Andrei Kirilenko

Andrei Kirilenko

Worn: 2005

Bill Laimbeer

Bill Laimbeer

Worn: 1990-92

Alonzo Mourning

Alonzo Mourning

Worn: 1998

Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman

Worn: 1994

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