LeBron James is often hailed for the great care he takes of his body. He spends millions of dollars and countless hours of training to heal and prepare his body for the grind of an NBA season. The results have been impressive, to say the least — he is 35-years-old averaging 25 points, 10.8 assists, and 7.8 rebounds on 48% shooting.
Interestingly enough, Tristan Thompson recently shared his experience with the King that contradicts everything we’ve been told about him. According to Thompson, James has an awful diet for his status as an All-NBA player.
“He has the worst f–king diet ever. Ask him what he eats for breakfast. He has like five french toast, drowns it in syrup with strawberries and bananas. Then he has like a four-egg omelette and then he goes and just f–king dunks on somebody. It doesn’t make sense.
He eats desserts with every meal. He’ll come with his one-week diet, vegan crap, but he literally eats like it doesn’t make sense. He’s really a specimen. He eats like s–t. I remember one year I tried to eat like he ate and it just didn’t work out. I started gaining weight and said, ‘F–k this.’ I mean it works for him. He loves sweets. He loves sweets. He eats desserts and French toast. It’s crazy how his body just burns it.”
LeBron James still performs at an elite level despite his age and mileage in the game. He makes it a point to take care of himself.
But when it comes to food, he’s apparently not as cautious. He can eat just about anything and still be perfectly fine. That’s a trait very few athletes can pull off nowadays and it’s just another thing the King has going for him.