LeBron James has an incredible work ethic that helps him take care of his body, but that’s not the only thing that’s contributed to his outstanding performance year-in and year-out.
According to Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com, LeBron James gave up pork seven years ago, and hasn’t changed that since.
For the last seven years, he said he has eliminated pork from his diet. One of his uncles first suggested he give it a try about a decade ago to see if he might notice an improvement in his physical wellness.
After initially refusing, James eventually gave it a shot and never looked back.
“Oh, you can tell the difference,” James told cleveland.com. “It’s in how I recover, the energy I have. It has helped a lot with my performance. Overall, I’ve just been feeling good.”
The consistent performance throughout his career is second-to-none, with averages of 27 points, 7.3 rebounds, 7.1 assists, and 1.6 steals on 52.6% shooting and 35% from downtown since the start of the 2009-10 season when he gave up pork.
James has played in 987 out of a possible 1,050 regular season games, which is an astounding feat considering he makes a living off of driving to the basket and creating contact often.
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Haynes also recalls an end-of-season moment with James where he wanted some postgame pizza, but ended up not eating any because it had pepperoni on it. James is clearly committed to his diet
“It has worked for me,” James said to cleveland.com. “It has been one of the best things I’ve decided to do for my career.”
This coming after a comment from actor Michael Rapaport taking minor shots at LeBron by asking what he drinks or uses to stay on the court and injury-free.