MIAMI - Thanks to LeBron James' sweaty headband, 21-year-old South Florida resident Jennifer Chaplin is now known as "Headband Girl."
"He took it from the back of his head and gives it to me, and I put it on," said Chaplin about the sweaty headband the Miami Heat star handed her as he walked off the court Sunday after Game 3 of the NBA finals.
"Everyone is like, 'This is so gross! This is so gross!' And I'm like, 'LeBron wore this on his head!,'" Chaplin said.
Chaplin, at that point, had yet to realize she and her moment were captured on camera and already going viral.
"I don't know if I would have put it on my head so gleefully," said her mother, Arlene Chaplin. "She deserves to be 'Headband Girl.'"
Sports commentators have marveled at the effortless and natural way Jennifer Chaplin put James' sweat-drenched headband on her own head, calling her "quite the fan."
"I'm not going to wash it until we win," she said. "I'm going to wear it to each game, and hopefully we take it in Game 5 at home on Thursday night."
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