Miami Heat star forward LeBron James is one of the best players on the planet. He continues to play a high amount of minutes for the Heat on a nightly basis and James contributes that to one thing — riding his bike.
That’s right, LeBron James, a man that owns some lovely Porsches, rides a pedal bike to all Miami Heat home games, practices and shootarounds. According to Ira Winderman at the Sun-Sentinel, James rides his bike to Heat gatherings on a regular occasion. Winderman wrote:
“I felt great,” James said. “I didn’t get tired. I don’t think I got tired (Tuesday) night. I felt great. I could have played again if we had to. Yeah, I’ve been biking a little more than usual. It’s fun. It’s also conditioning, it’s cardio.”
James introduced his passion for riding when he was spotted on his bike on the way to the Heat’s game against the Chicago Bulls last January. Fatigue had little effect, with James scoring 35 points in a 97-93 victory.
He has since added it into his conditioning program. The result has him averaging 37.6 minutes, topping 40 nine times this season.
Before you get considered about whether or not this is a health risk for James, be sure that he takes the appropriate safety measures and he has lights on his bike for additional safety.
Check out LeBron cruising around on his bike, via The Score:
The bike riding is certainly working for LeBron, so how soon until more NBA players start to hop on their bikes and pump the pedals all the way to home games?