LeBron James’ latest workout schedule is insane
The King has been busy.
At the Cavaliers media day on Monday, LeBron James talked about getting his body in shape for the 2015-16 season.
With his 31st birthday approaching on Dec. 30, LeBron says he stepped up his training.
"I got a little bit crazy with my workout regimen," James said. "In September, I was doing three-a-days, five days a week. So I believe I improved. Did I get enough rest? I don’t think so. But I definitely improved and I feel good about where I’m at right now."
Three-a-days. Five days a week. He’s got us beat.
James was also asked if he ever thinks about how much time he has left as the best basketball player in the world and how much he has left to give.
"No, I don’t. But I do also know that father time is undefeated. But I definitely don’t think about me not being the best basketball player in the world. It’s been that way for a while, so I kinda got used to it. I don’t really think about it."
LeBron started Monday’s media session by saying, "I feel just as healthy as I did my rookie year," before quickly letting the media know he was kidding. He then added, "I absolutely don’t. I could definitely use a couple more months off."
James also said that while it was difficult to handle losing to Golden State in six games in last season’s NBA Finals, the journey is worth the physical and mental anguish.
"I will take all the pain that comes with competing for a championship at the end of the day," he said. "I’ll take all the bumps and bruises that I get when I’m playing because I know that I left it all out on the floor."
For the second straight year, Cleveland is the presumptive pick to emerge as Eastern Conference champion. With Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love — both coming off surgeries and to be limited in the preseason — and a roster deepened by the additions of veterans Richard Jefferson and Mo Williams, the Cavs appear to have all the pieces to support James.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.