What was a one-game phenomenon for LeBron James last year has turned into somewhat of a regular occurence.
The reigning NBA MVP said this week he has ridden his bike to several games this year, including to Saturday's game against the Washington Wizards.
In January James created somewhat of a stir when he rode his bike to a game against the Chicago Bulls. But that was because traffic was backed up due to the Miami Marathon.
These days, James is riding to and from games for other reasons.
"I want to get better," James said. "I want to maximize everything I can and not waste an opportunity each and every day to compete and to get better as a player. I want to be the best and I got to push the button sometimes."
Last Saturday, James said he rode to and from American Airlines Arena twice: Once for the morning shootaround, and then later for the contest against the Wizards.
If James was weary during the gamem he didn't show it. He scored 23 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out five assists.
In fact, James' biking may be contributing to his increased stamina on the court. On Tuesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves, James played 42 minutes but never showed any signs of fatigue.
"He wasn't even breathing heavy," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "He's been biking so much on his own. He biked to the game the other day. He's turning the corner right now in terms of his conditioning. It's world class, his conditioning."
James even does the 45-minute ride home after games when it's dark out. But don't fret, Heat fans, James has lights on his bike.
"Everybody was a little worried," Dwyane Wade said. "But he's a grown man. So it's fine."
(H/T to Game On!)
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