As previously noted on this fine website, LeBron James is a fan of riding his bike but even we didn’t know that LeBron takes his bike riding seriously.
In a Sun Sentinel article done by Shandel Richardson, she reveals that LeBron has started biking to and from Miami Heat home games:
Suddenly, James was spending more time on the bike than driving around in expensive cars. The added conditioning is why he seems to have no problem logging 42 minutes in the most routine of games. That was James’ stat line in the Heat’s 103-92 comeback victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves last Tuesday at American Airlines Arena.
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.
“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 has made the bike ride from his Coconut Grove home three times this season. Each trek takes from about 30 to 45 minutes, depending if James is “pushing it.” Last Saturday he made the trip four times in one day, riding to shootaround and back in the morning. A few hours later, he rode back and forth for the game against Washington Wizards.
Now, if your friends mock you riding your bike to work…just tell them you’re “LeBron Jamesing It”.