During last season’s playoffs, LeBron James rode his bike to a game and it was treated it like he had discovered time travel. In reality, his bike was just a bike, something which has existed since the 19th century.
But as it turns out, LeBron James is more like LeBike James these days, riding his cycle to and from games. Don’t worry though, because it doesn’t make him tired and he’s very safe about things. From the Sun-Sentinel:
“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.” [...]
“I got lights on my bike,” James said. “I’m serious. This isn’t a joke. Of course, safety first.”
James risks the chance of being noticed during one of his many rides. His solution is simple: “People try to stop me but I’m in a zone.”
Bikes are back, you guys. Maybe you’re worried about finding a ride that fits your long legs, being tired everywhere you show up or always sweating, but you shouldn’t worry about any of that. Bikes. Are. Back. I mean, if LeBron James is using one, then you know it must be true. I very much look forward to every NBA player biking to games after another MVP season from LeBron.
Then again, as soon as he has a game where he looks sluggish and dead-legged, we’ll hear all about how bad riding bikes is for your legs. Hopefully it doesn’t get the “don’t swim on the day of a Little League baseball game because your arm will be tired” stigma. There’s nothing worse than when you’re told to not have fun.
Plus, if we never get to see Chris Bosh on a bike, then that’s a lost opportunity for everyone.