As evidenced in his spectacular performance against the New York Knicks in the season opener (coincidentally where none of the players kneeled for the National Anthem), Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James shows why he still reigns.
The three-time NBA champion is entering his 13th year in the league and instead of breaking down as most vets do at this point, he only seems to be getting better.
There may be a reason for that.
“He had a chance to get tested this summer and they said he had a body of a 19-year-old,” Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue told reporters after the season opener. “Maybe he’s getting younger: Benjamin Button. I don’t know. Who knows?”
Perhaps Benjamin Button, perhaps the fact that James’ business partner, Maverick Carter, once revealed that he spends $1.5 million on his body.
Wrote The Ringer back in June:
And he’s like, “Well, he’s replicated the gym that whatever team — whether it was Miami or Cleveland — he’s replicated all the equipment they have in the team’s gym in his house. He has two trainers. Everywhere he goes, he has a trainer with him.” I’m paraphrasing what he told me, so I might not be getting all these facts right. He’s got chefs. He has all the science of how to sleep. All these different things. Masseuses. Everything he does in his life is constructed to have him play basketball and to stay on the court and to be as healthy as possible and to absorb punishment when he goes into the basket and he gets crushed by people.
And there you have it—the key to eternal youth. A lot of money and good living. Surprised?