Forward LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat wears a mask during a game against the New York Knicks at AmericanAirlines Arena on February 27, 2014 in Miami, Florida. The Heat defeated the Knicks 108-82. NOTE TO USER: User Expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Liscense Agreement. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images) | Marc Serota via Getty Images
Whether needed or not, there have been a number of different masks in sports over the years.