As evidenced in his spectacular performance against the New York Knicks in the season opener (coincidentally where none of the players kneeled for the National Anthem), Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James shows why he still reigns.
The three-time NBA champion is entering his 13th year in the league and instead of breaking down as most vets do at this point, he only seems to be getting better.
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There may be a reason for that.
“He had a chance to get tested this summer and they said he had a body of a 19-year-old,” Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue told reporters after the season opener. “Maybe he’s getting younger: Benjamin Button. I don’t know. Who knows?”
Perhaps Benjamin Button, perhaps the fact that James’ business partner, Maverick Carter, once revealed that he spends $1.5 million on his body.
Wrote The Ringer back in June:
And he’s like, “Well, he’s replicated the gym that whatever team — whether it was Miami or Cleveland — he’s replicated all the equipment they have in the team’s gym in his house. He has two trainers. Everywhere he goes, he has a trainer with him.” I’m paraphrasing what he told me, so I might not be getting all these facts right. He’s got chefs. He has all the science of how to sleep. All these different things. Masseuses. Everything he does in his life is constructed to have him play basketball and to stay on the court and to be as healthy as possible and to absorb punishment when he goes into the basket and he gets crushed by people.
And there you have it—the key to eternal youth. A lot of money and good living. Surprised?
16 Most Memorable African-American Olympic Moments (PHOTOS)
1. Muhammad Ali Lights The Olympic Torch (1996)Source:Getty 1 of 16
2. Gabby Douglas Makes Gymnastics History (2012)Source:Getty 2 of 16
3. The Dream Team (1992)Source:Getty 3 of 16
4. Black Power At The Mexico Olympics (1968)Source:Getty 4 of 16
5. Jackie Joyner-Kersee Overcomes Injury (1996)Source:Getty 5 of 16
6. USA Women's Basketball Team Wins Seventh Gold (2012)Source:Getty 6 of 16
7. Jesse Owens Crushes Hitler's Aryan Supremacy (1936)Source:Getty 7 of 16
8. Carl Lewis Becomes A Legend (1996)Source:Getty 8 of 16
9. Gail Devers Overcomes Illness (1992)Source:Getty 9 of 16
10. Alice Coachman's High Jump Win (1948)Source:Getty 10 of 16
11. U.S. Boxing Team Brings Home Seven Medals (1976)Source:Getty 11 of 16
12. Michael Johnson Wins Double (1996)Source:Getty 12 of 16
13. John Taylor Becomes The First (1908)Source:Getty 13 of 16
14. Bob Hayes Makes History In The 100m (1964)Source:Getty 14 of 16
15. Dan O'Brien Comes Back (1996)Source:Getty 15 of 16
16. U.S. Boxing Team Wins Big (1984)Source:Getty 16 of 16