LeBron really went from 271 to 278 during a game?
ESPN's Brian Windhorst published an article today detailing LeBron James' rigorous workout routines and how he turned to a Navy SEAL in order to keep his body in pristine condition. He also provided a ridiculous story about how LeBron once gained seven pounds during an Eastern Conference Finals game when he was a member of the Miami Heat.
Windhorst's article, which provides an in-depth, behind the scenes look at what goes into keeping 33-year old LeBron in tip-top condition, begins with a couple of legendary tales, such as:
In the past 15 years, stories about LeBron James' body have become a bit legendary with teammates.
Seeing him turn his ankle nearly 90 degrees only to tighten his shoelaces and finish with a triple-double. Watching him show up four hours before a playoff game to get in a sweat-soaked workout, then play more than 40 minutes and score 40 points. And the topper: the time James gained seven pounds during an Eastern Conference finals game.
Some Miami Heat teammates saw the scale and attest to it in amazement. James himself just shrugs and calls it "weird as hell." The truly wild part is that it was from 271 pounds to 278 pounds, though James is much lighter these days.
There isn't much that LeBron James can't do on a basketball court. Even in his 15th season in the league, the Cleveland Cavs All-Star forward is still the best player in the NBA and he's currently averaging 27.1 points, 9 assist and 8.6 rebounds per night. But going from 271 lbs to 278 DURING a game? That might be the most unbelievable "stat" of his career.