LeBron James reveals everything he eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner
When he's not yelling at JR Smith, LeBron James is doing everything he can to make sure he and the Cavaliers stay at the best of their game. He may be 33 years old and in his 15th season, but the NBA veteran remains a force to be reckoned with. To be honest, even calling him a veteran sounds rude (sorry, LeBron).
The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently trailing the Golden State Warriors 2-0 in the 2018 NBA Finals. Despite extraordinary headline-grabbing performances from James - the small forward scored 80 points in those two games alone - with a mind-blowing 51 points in game one.
James is renowned for the dedication to his craft, for his basketball intelligence, and has even been described as a "freak athlete" by the NBA coach who knows him better than most. But what sort of food does this "freak" eat?
With career averages including 27.2 points per game, 7.4 rebounds, and 7.2 assists, there has to be something different this guy is doing. Reported to spend seven-figure sums per year just looking after his body, you might not be able to play like him, but at least you can eat like he does.
Believe it or not, his favourite cereal is Fruity Pebbles, which he probably eats for breakfast on occasion. He even has his own pair of Nike shoes - the LeBron XV - in colours that honour the cereal.
It's unlikely he eats the sugary cereal on a daily basis, though, especially as he is known to cut down at this time in the season. A healthier alternative would likely be an acai bowl, a protein bar, and a "Morning Glory" smoothie. Interestingly, talking about sugar LeBron said, "when it comes to the playoffs, it kinda slows down the process of recovery."
"In the postseason, optimal recovery - whoever can recover the fastest from game to game is going to put themselves in position to be successful."
If it's not game time - more specifically playoff game time, he may have something a little more to the tune of an omelette bacon and french toast.
Talking to Business Insider last year, LeBron said before game time he eats chicken breast "and maybe a little pasta" because "carbs help [when] you're going out and playing a lot of minutes." Chicken with creamy pasta green beans and a side salad of nuts and leaves has popped up on his timeline before.
When being really lean, LeBron skips the carbs for something like a grilled chicken served with strawberries, mango, and cashews with an olive oil and lemon vinaigrette drizzled over arugula leaves. During games, the king will stay hydrated by sipping sports drinks. The electrolytes inside will help him stay at his best.
In his downtime, he may indulge in some more fatty meats. Taking source from Instagram again, LeBron can be seen treating himself to lobster tail, filet mignon, and spinach risotto.
LeBron is also a lover of wines and drinks it everyday. In an ESPN feature, he says, “I’ve heard it’s good for the heart. Listen, I’m playing the best basketball of my life, and I’m drinking some wine pretty much every day. Whatever it is, I’ll take it.” If only the same worked for me.