Something Suspicious Is Going On With Lebron James

This year, "the washed king" is looking just as athletic, explosive, and dominant as ever.. actually maybe even more so. He's averaging more assists and threes this year than any other in his career while keeping the same statistics in every other category. 

Last night, Bron dropped a 40 piece on the Pelicans, which wasn't surprising nor suspicious. what was surprising, however, was what he did when he got to the bench. 

Licorice. Red Vines to be exact. 

Now, Lebron can obviously eat whatever the hell he wants. He's in peak form and probably would burn off anything he ate, but, what struck me about this was that Lebron has adamantly said that he avoids junk food during the season. Maybe his philosophy has changed… but maybe… his whole "clean eating" mantra was a lie from the beginning. 

Let's investigate. 

In GQ last year, Lebron's nutritionist said this about his diet and caloric intake: 

It's a very high caloric intake. Do I have a specific number for you? I do not. The key thing for him is balance. He eats about five times a day: a traditional breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a couple of snacks in between those meals.

For breakfast, he loves an egg-white omelet with a couple of pieces of French toast. We'll do a turkey bacon or turkey sausage; some nice avocado on the side. If he doesn't have French toast, then regular wheat toast. For a snack, the chef does a good job of dehydrating fruit along with mixed nuts and a protein shake pre- or post-practice.

Would his training and his diet change the day after a loss? If he wins, is the next day a free-for-all—just eat whatever he wants to to celebrate?
No, in his mind, he wants to be consistent with the training, nutrition, and daily routine. He won't stray. Maybe he'll have a chocolate chip cookie from time to time, but he's not going crazy having pizza and burgers.

What's his favorite indulgence—other than wine?
In the summertime, when he wants to give himself a treat: chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream.

Do you know how many calories are in one egg white? 17. He would have to eat a 50 egg white omelet with a side of french toast, and avocado for the math to even remotely match up with what an elite athlete needs to eat in a day to compete at the highest level. 

This nutritionist is making Lebron sound like he has the diet of a female fitness influencer on Instagram (you know… the kind that makes a living on slanging virtual weight loss training packages) vs one of the best basketball players of our generation. 

At the end of last year, Lebron "revealed" his "insane" diet that keeps him in the best shape of his life. Ok, so he's indeed sticking to the "clean eating" company line. 

In this piece, they double down on breakfast. No real mention of any obsessive post-win eating binge though. 

Although many of us know what LeBron James eats on every Tuesday, it’s obvious that he’s not surviving on that certain dish alone.

James is probably in better shape than any other current NBA player. Like many athletes, James sticks to a certain routine to maintain his physique.

They say that the most important meal of the day is breakfast, so what does LeBron James eat for breakfast?

James usually starts his day with some protein and fruit. This consists of egg white omelets, berries and yogurt, and possibly some gluten-free pancakes.

A lighter option for James would be a whole wheat bagel topped with some peanut butter. This option gives him some energy for morning shootarounds and practice without weighing him down.

Ok… again that IG fitness model diet. 


Ok Ok, so the caloric math doesn't make sense. But we do know that Lebron is in ridiculous shape. He can't just get there by eating whatever he wants, hoping to simply burn it off… can he? 

The plot thickens. 

Tristan Thompson, best known for his relationship with a Kardashian and a former teammate of LBJ recently spoke to the Athletic and basically said just that. 

"He has the worst f---ing diet ever," Thompson told Joe Vardon and Jason Lloyd of The Athletic. "Ask him what he eats for breakfast. He has like five (pieces of) french toast, drowns it in syrup with strawberries and bananas. Then he has like a four-egg omelet and then he goes and just f---ing dunks on somebody. It doesn't make sense.

"He eats desserts with every meal. He'll come with his one-week diet, vegan crap, but he literally eats like it doesn't make sense. He's really a specimen. He eats like shit."

Tristan Tristan Tristan. You can't be breaking bro code like that fam. Now, I'm compelled to break my diet with sugary sweets with the hope that I can hoop it all off as Lebron does. Now, I don't know whether I can ever believe GQ or Men's Health's fitness tips ever again.

Most importantly, now, I no longer can believe anything that comes out of Lebron James' mouth.