15 Years Ago Rip Hamilton And His Mask Became An Iconic Duo

AUBURN HILLS, MI - JUNE 10: Richard Hamilton #32 and Lindsey Hunter #10 of the Detroit Pistons celebrate in game three of the 2004 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on June 10, 2004 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. 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 License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

When you think of Rip Hamilton you automatically think of the protective mask he wore throughout his career. It was his signature trademark. He was advise to wear the mask to avoid another nose breakage that could cause nasal recontructive surgery.

Hamilton called the mask his “Superman cape” as he would lead the Pistons in scoring and help lead them to a NBA title in 2004. Hamilton rocked the mask proudly for the rest of career.

Which other NBA stars have rocked the masked during their career?

LeBron James

LeBron James


Russell Westbrook

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Tracy McGrady

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Kobe Bryant

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Kyrie Irving

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Rip Hamilton is the only one who can rock the mask full time end of discussion.

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