LeBron James is here to remind us all that he puts each and every one of us to shame.
Most would be content with the line he turned in during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ opening-night victory over the Boston Celtics: 29 points, 16 rebounds, nine assists and two blocks. Sure, he turned the ball over four times. And yes, the Cavaliers squandered an 18-point lead. But LeBron was LeBron, dominant as per usual.
Apparently, though, dominant-as-per-usual isn’t good enough for him. He believes himself to be out of shape:
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) October 18, 2017
And so, after playing more than 41 minutes, in an NBA game, during which he almost posted a triple-double, James did what any self-respecting person who feels out of shape would do—he hit the gym:
LeBron lamented his level of conditioning after missing three weeks so he hit the VersaClimber for a postgame session after playing 41 mins
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) October 18, 2017
I mean, holy hell. Most 32-year-olds are sporting parent bods, even if they don’t have any kids. But here LeBron is getting in a workout after an insane game-associated workout that was probably preceded by some sort of morning and/or mid-day work out.
So props to you LeBron. You continue to make the rest of us common folk feel lazy has hell. I can’t decide whether I should now use this as motivation and hit the gym, or whether I should resign to my normalcy status and eat another cupcake.