Speaking at the Cleveland Cavaliers' media day, LeBron James was the first player to field questions for the media. Among other things, James was asked the weight he lost this summer. Contrary to speculation, the weight loss was not for basketball purposes. Instead, it was a personal challenge.
LeBron says the diet had nothing to do with basketball. He just wanted to challenge himself, as he does every summer.— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) September 26, 2014
LeBron said he's only 29, he can still fly above the rim. Losing the weight had nothing to do with age.— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) September 26, 2014
Overall, LeBron was very serious. There was some joking mixed it, but James handled this like a business meeting. Still, it was surreal to see LeBron wearing a Cavs jersey again.
LeBron James on being back in a Cavs uniform: "It feels good. It feels right" pic.twitter.com/DNKfFJUZBu— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) September 26, 2014