LeBron James (38, LA Lakers) strategically lost weight after his injury.
According to current ESPN analyst and former teammate Richard Jefferson, LeBron has lost weight since returning from injury.
LeBron has been sidelined for a month due to tendon pain in his right foot. He took time off from his injury and returned to the court after focusing on rehab. Jefferson commented, “LeBron looks like he lost about 10 to 12 pounds (4 to 5 kg) from before the injury.
LeBron has steadily increased his weight through diet management since his debut. So LeBron, who is good at his self-management, has decided to lose weight this time around to ease his ankle pain. In fact, there are cases where you lose weight to reduce ankle pain.
LeBron won a championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers along with Jefferson. At the time, Lebron was in his prime, and Jefferson’s words are highly trusted because he saw his play firsthand.
Earlier, when the Lakers traded Russell Westbrook for D’Angelo Russell, Jared Vanderbilt and Malik Beasley in early February, LeBron took a lot of the pressure off of him. And the optimism about his playoff run is starting to emerge little by little. 온라인바카라
However, Lebron injured a tendon in his right foot in a game against the Dallas Mavericks in late February and the Lakers were put on emergency. In the meantime, the Lakers endured the period without Lebron with the performance of players who joined through trade and the activeness of Anthony Davis, who returned.
And although Lebron has lost his sense of field goal due to pain after returning, he is contributing to the team in another way. In particular, LeBron ranked fourth in the all-time triple-double ranking with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in the last game against the Houston Rockets.
On the other hand, the Lakers are considered to be the targets of other Western Conference teams. The Lakers have tiebreaks over the Golden State Warriors (#5 West), New Orleans Pelicans (#8 West) and Oklahoma City Thunder (#10 West).
The Minnesota Timberwolves, which the Lakers did not have a tie-break for, fell to 9th in the West and have two games ahead of them, including the game against the Utah Jazz on the 5th. That means the Lakers have an advantage in the playoff competition.
Meanwhile, the Lakers are 40-38 (0.513) this season, taking 7th place in the West. In addition, since Lebron’s return, he has gained momentum with three consecutive wins.