LeBron James is typically the last player to leave the court after the Cleveland Cavaliers' practices, working for an additional 45 minutes to an hour post practice on average.

Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving occasionally join him.

"You have to put in the work if you expect to improve your game," James explained. "That's always been my mindset. I can't cheat the game. You only have so long to play this game at a high level and I want to do my part to make sure I'm still progressing."

Teammates often have to wait on the bus for him to get back to the hotel when they're on the road.

James will be 32 during next year's All-Star Game and could be the oldest player in the game depending on whether Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade make the team again.

"I have not [thought about being the old vet] until you brought it up," James said. "Don't make me feel so damn old, man.

"Nah, it'll be cool. It'll be all right. I'm next. We're next. You're on deck."