LeBron James’ Sleep Habits May Be The Key to His NBA Longevity
August 23, 2020
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is the GOAT thanks to his sleep habits. That’s how some analysts explain his dominance on the floor. LeBron has been impressing people for decades, and he is about to give his best shot in Orlando. The three-time NBA champion has taken his teams to the top. He will do the same with the Los Angeles Lakers.
LeBron has been in the spotlight for two decades. Can you believe it?
King James was a first-round pick in the 2003 NBA draft. He made a really good first impression and definitely lived up to the hype. The king won three titles and became an icon for many young players.
LeBron is in his 17th NBA season and his game is strong. He was averaging 25.7 points and 10.6 assists per game with the Lakers. Did he reclaim his throne? Of course!
Sleep is the key to great performance and excellent energy. LeBron knows it best.
LeBron James respects his sleep habits
CNBC reported his sleep habits, and LeBron may convince us to go to bed early.
“[Sleep is] the best way for your body to physically and emotionally be able to recover and get back to 100 percent as possible,” LeBron said on “The Tim Ferriss Show.” “Now, will you wake up and feel 100 percent? There are some days you don’t. So some days you feel better than others. But the more, and more, and more time that you get those eight [hours of sleep]—if you can get nine, that’s amazing.”
LeBron has been doing an excellent job and his long-time trainer has shared some details.
“Without giving everybody all of our secrets, No. 1 is be very, very comfortable in that room,” Mancias said. “Create an environment. For LeBron, it’s always in his hotel room, making sure the temperature’s set at a particular—probably 68 to 70 degrees is probably optimal.”
LeBron also limits his screen-time before bed and uses the Calm app to listen to his favorite soothing sounds.
King James has excellent talent. He sleeps well and this keeps him effective in the NBA.
“I could do all the ice bags and the NormaTecs and everything that we do, that we have as far as our recovery package, while I’m up,” Mancias added. “But when you get in that good sleep, you just wake up, and you feel fresh. You don’t need an alarm clock. You just feel like, ‘Okay. I can tackle this day at the highest level.”
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.