If you thought that Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James spent his offseason playing basketball all the time, you are absolutely wrong. Believe it or not, LeBron didn’t play basketball too often in the past few weeks. The Los Angeles Lakers won the 2020 NBA Championship in October, and LeBron had plenty of time to rest and relax. He also had plenty of time to prepare for the upcoming season. But, the four-time NBA champion didn’t play basketball every day. In fact, he almost didn’t play any basketball at all.
LeBron and his teammates will enter the new season Dec. 22. This is the shortest offseason players have ever had, but LeBron is fine with that. He will enter the new season well rested, and his teammates expect to see the best of him. Again. That’s how LeBron does things.
During his recent appearance on “Road Trippin,” King James said he has barely touched a basketball since the championship in Orlando.
“While James recently shared photos of an on-court workout with his 16-year-old son, Bronny, he revealed on the podcast he has only ‘touched a basketball twice,’ during the truncated offseason,” wrote Dave McMenamin of ESPN. “Of course, the last time he had the rock in his hands, things went quite well for James. He won his fourth NBA title while being named Finals MVP for a fourth time after beating the Miami Heat 4-2 in the championship round.”
LeBron James uses his offseason to rest
The four-time NBA champion will turn 36 this month. He has made 10 NBA Finals appearances and this gives him tons of experience. LeBron knows pretty much everything about the game, and he doesn’t need to play basketball to keep his body going.
The Los Angeles Lakers acquired several talented players this offseason, finding the right balance between veterans and young stars. LeBron will be playing alongside Dennis Schroder, Montrezl Harrell, March Gasol, Wesley Matthews, and a few other talents. Anthony Davis will meet with the team these days to seal the deal. In other words, the reigning champions are ready to go after another championship win.