Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is one of the all-time greats in the world of professional basketball. James suffered a very nasty injury to his right ankle in the Lakers’ game against the Atlanta Hawks back in March and despite making a return, James simply hasn’t been the same since the injury.
Despite all this, King James remains one of the richest NBA players of all time and for good reason and there are not many who can argue against his contributions to the sport.
Recently, Lakers manager Rob Pelinka caused a lot of discussions after he suggested that LeBron James had lost weight ahead of the upcoming season. This came as a surprise as James always keeps himself in great shape.
According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin while speaking on The Lowe Post podcast, LeBron James shot down the weight loss rumors, adding that James had actually gained lean muscle mass.
“We’ll start with LeBron who looks great and went into his two-a-day offseason regimen on his own a month before training camp started. Rob Pelinka reports that LeBron has trimmed down, I asked LeBron about it, he kept it close to the vest but he said, ‘Listen, I’m always looking for ways to find an edge, find a margin.’
“I spoke to a source close to LeBron, it’s not necessarily that he lost weight but he’s added lean muscle. …All those signs, plus a lengthier offseason point to LeBron, you have to go into the year assuming he will still be LeBron, while recognizing that two of the last three seasons he suffered a major injury after prior to those three seasons never experiencing something like that in his pro basketball career.”
We will have to wait and see how LeBron James will perform once the next season starts as he is determined to do better than last season.
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