NBA star Rip Hamilton is on a mission to Brazil.
His goal is to convince Clint Dempsey to wear the plastic face mask to protect his broken nose.
He even posted a picture with a call out to Dempsey:
"On my way to Brazil to watch @clint_dempsey and Team USA at World Cup . @clint_dempsey if u need to borrow my mask I’m bringing them in my carry on bag.#MaskChangedMyCareer #TeamUSA #WorldCup#BrandJordan #BrazilPack #HugeFanOfSoccer #holdat”
Hamilton started wearing a mask in 2002 and turned it into a fashion accessory; he continued to wear one throughout his career.
Maybe Dempsey, who has so far avoided the plastic shield, would be more inclined if it got the hockey goalie mask treatment?
(h/t SB Nation)
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