5 Seriously Famous Basketball Players Who Wear Sweatbands

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A person or two at every professional basketball game whose sole job is to hurriedly run out and mop sweat off the court after a player falls down.

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Basketball is a high-intensity game that generates a lot of sweat, and that sweat can cause problems if it gets on the court, in a player’s eyes, or makes their hands slip. While basketball is a team sport, individuals shine in basketball in a way players in few other sports do. They are not only athletes but personalities.

Ever since Michael Jordan set the bar for the cool basketball player, others have emulated him and stepped up their game, both on the court and off. In basketball, how you look can be almost as important as how you play. Here are five basketball players who rock the sweatband while dominating the competition.


#5 Corey Brewer

Corey Brewer wearing a green headband

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Corey Brewer played college basketball for Florida from 2004 to 2007. There he won back-to-back NCAA championships and earned a first-round draft pick in the NBA.

Corey has played for several NBA teams in his notable career. Brewer earned an NBA championship ring with the Dallas Mavericks as they defeated Lebron James and the Miami Heat.

Currently, Brewer is still chasing that second title, now with the Sacramento Kings. He can be frequently seen sporting a sweatband on his head.


#4 Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony Wearing Light Blue Sweatband

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Carmelo Anthony won the NCAA championship in 2003 with Syracuse. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets as the 3rd overall pick in 2003 and played with them for 8 years.

In addition to great success in the NBA, Anthony is also a three-time Olympic gold medal winner for the USA basketball men’s team. In addition to sporting a trendy headband on the court,

Anthony is quoted as saying, “Leadership is something I was born with.”

You can witness that in his style of play and the respect of his teammates.


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#3 Candace Parker

Candace Parker Wearing a White Headbands

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Arguably the best player in the WNBA at this time, Candace Parker is a model of determination and hard work. Candace originally joined the Los Angeles Sparks in 2008 and has remained with the same team for the entire 11 years of her career so far.

Candace is a two-time league MVP and won a WNBA championship with the Sparks in 2016.

Parker has also distinguished herself in the Olympics, winning two Olympic gold medals for its basketball team. Candace credits her intense training with her dad with her success both in basketball and in life. She makes a headband look stylish and practical as she powers her way towards a second WNBA title.


#2 Demarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins is a well-known name in basketball, especially in California. He joined the Sacramento Kings in 2010 out of college, and after a two-year stint in New Orleans, he returned to California to join the Golden State Warriors in 2018. He is a three-time NBA All-Star and a two-time Olympic gold medal winner.

With the talent around him at Golden State, Cousins hopes to finally capture his first NBA title.


#1 LeBron James

Rear Photo of Lebron James Wearing A White Sweatband

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Lebron James is a man who needs no introduction in the world of Basketball. Any conversation about the greatest players of all time must now include James.

James joined the NBA after an awe-inspiring career in High School and has gone on to win three NBA championships, first with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013, and then later with Cleveland in 2016. Now with the Lakers, James is furiously pursuing a fourth NBA title with one of the most famous sports teams.

James makes everything he does look good, and he is often spotted not just with a headband but armbands and even sports arm sleeves.

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