LeBron James will enter the 21-22 season trimmer than usual. Sources tell ESPN that his offseason regimen was focused on adding lean muscle rather than shedding pounds. James has maintained his weight at around 250 pounds as he was listed last season.
"I think the thing that stands out is just his fitness level," Rob Pelinka said of James. "He's slimmed up. And we all know LeBron studies the greats, and he adds things into his game, and I think going into this stage of his career, he's made a decision to come back a little bit leaner, and I think that's going to translate in his explosiveness and quickness."
James will turn 37 in December and has now played over 50,000 regular season minutes in addition to more than 11,000 in the playoffs.