Throwback LBJ.. Before he was "King".
Look at that hair line!! Impressive!
It definitely seems like he did steroids at some point. The acne, the hairline, becoming twice as big ect.
Lol Mannnnnnnnnnn Bron is my favorite player, but dude was thin lol cut! but thin, and now he looks like a tank!
Steroids? HGH? lol prolly so
Dude was 16 years old and it's clear he had the wide shoulders and bone structure to add weight without compromising his athleticism and now he's 26 that's why he's built like a tank. Look at him then and figure hes worked out everyday for the next 10 years and tell me he shouldnt be ripped.
Dude had a monster ego since he was 16...
Seriously, a tall 16 year old with acne and who is thinner at 16 then he is at 20. Yes, clear proof of steroid use.
Maybe he did use steroids. Lots and lots of high school athletes do, maybe even more than college athletes since the testing is a lot weaker at that level. But we don't know and you can't look at tape of him at 16 and tell us that you can tell.
I wasn't talking about a 16 year old with acne. I am talking about a 26 year old man with acne and the hairline of a senior citizen.
All the things he was saying were things every single player in that position says, not to mention were true. He was not saying, "I am the best" without merit, he was saying, "If people think I am the best, I do not want that to change". Call that a monster ego, but the thing is, the guys work ethic is obviously fantastic and while people maybe feel he should be Michael Jordan and than some, he has had a fantastic career and 10 years later is the best player in the NBA. Hairline and ego aside, I think people try to get any fuel they can to diminish a player who is one of the games best and barring unforeseen injury, has a long and successful career ahead of him.
I wasn't posting this to bash him.. It was only his hairline that caught my attention. Also, his body. He was way skinnier than I remember,
Man, he still has a "5 head" just cuz his hair is long doesn't mean he has an Eddie Munster hairline. As for roids, I'm just normal guy who played sports in high school and kept lifting since I've been out of high school and I'm 40 lbs heavier than I was when I was 16 at 6'2''. The guy was listed at 240 when he was a Sr. in high school, the amount of weight he is now isn't that fishy, especially when you take into account a 6'8'' frame. He probably takes suppliments, but he never used to lift weights very much when he was younger so it's natural he's bulked up over the past few years when he's focused more on weight training.
If you are familiar with weight lifting, his strength level compared to his body weight indicates someone who is an intermediate lifter, and not a super human freak. I read an article on Lebron comparing him to Megatron once that said he could bench 225, 12 times which is very impressive and would indicate his max being 325 lbs or so, but someone benching 50 lbs over their body weight does not scream steroids. I know a school teacher an engineer that are not on steroids and can bench more than 325. It's in the top 3% of the population, but Lebron James as an athlete as a whole is in the top 1% so I don't think because he's built he's on steroids.
Nahhhh man lol yall making it seem like after 10 years of working out LBJ went from 6-8 200 pounds(he is not 240 in this clip) to 6-8 260, with 10 years of working out that is completley understandable, I agree with you, IF that was tha case....But its not.
But my point is how do you go from looking like your 6-8 200-210(Maybe) pounds and then 1 year later(Entering his senior year) your 240! C'mon now
Now if you dont know the most muscle a person can gain in a month is 2 pounds, but thats with strict dieting and heavy heavy lifting.....Now with Lebron going to school everyday, that crazy schedule they had his senior year(traveling all over the world to play), He didn't have enough time to lift like he was supposed to and with him being 17 I highly doubt he cared about his diet.
Not tryna turn this into a big thing, cause like I said LBJ is my favorite player, but the way he blew up in a year is a mystery to me lol
Now him going from 240-260 after 8 years is 100% possible, but throwing 30-40 pounds of Muscle in a year? C'MON SON
It probably wasn't all muscle. When guys are growing it's natural to grow tall first and fill out secondly, bone growth and density is still going on at this time, as well as other tissues besides muscle getting larger as well. This profile was made when he was a Jr. in high school and he was listed at 6'7'' and 230 lbs. so I don't think he was 6'8'' 210 lbs when that video was made.
Anyway that's possible . If he started to training in his senior years because when you start seriously you can get a lot of pound's in a short time. By example: I started to lifting weight 5 months before and I gain something like 20 pound.
Its not possible, Lebron did not just start lifting his Junior or Senior year, he is cut up in that video and his chest is sticking out a little bit lol and on top of that HE IS IN THE WEIGHT ROOM LIFTING lol, he probably always lifted, and being the best player in the country from 14-18 and playing for a nationally ranked team 3 years in a row you really dont think he lifted?
But as I said before LBJ is my favorite player and I'm not turning this into a debate, if you think you can gain 40 pounds of muscle in a year then more power to you, not possible but ok lol
A guy gaining a good amount of muscle over a 10 year span means he's on steroids?
COME ON MAYNE!
LATE BREAKING NEWS: A 16 year-old kid pre-lifting is going to have much less muscle than a full grown man with years of lifting experience. It's not rocket science.
Okay, now in a year...
I can assure you that it isn't possible to gain 40 pounds of muscle in a year without the aid of steroids or prohormones.
One could gain 40 pounds of muscle + fat in a year but even then that wouldn't pertain to Lebron b/c he never gained fat.
That's The thing, it wasn't 40 lbs, he guessed 6'8" 200lbs. I found a profile for him as a Jr where was listed at 6'7" 230. Durant was 6'8" 200 in HS and Lebron isnt that skinny in that video.
I just wanted to say that if a guy gain 40 pounds didn't mean that he is on steroid That was possible my friends starting to ate 2 big mac/day 10 months ago and he gain 40 pounds... Now he is a freak 6"5 240 pounds... that was an atlhete
But the thing is Lebron isnt 230 pounds in that video, it doesnt matter what scout.com says, if you look up any players weight on numerous sights I gurantee there weight is all over the place, you will never find one weight for a player, i'm going by what I SEE and Lebron is not 230 on that video
Often you can't estimate the pounds of a guy just by what you see. By example: two of my friends have similar size but one have 20 pounds over the other and those guy are skinny
True but if you look at that video and go to Lebron's rookie year highlights like I did you will see a difference.
And i'm calling your bluff you can tell the difference in 20 pounds if someone is the exact same height, 20 pounds is alot of weight.
Yeah if the difference is in the upper body but if he the difference is in the legs often it is hard to see
Senior year look at how he doesnt even fill out his HS Jersey
NBA Rookie season
Clearly bigger and filling out his jersey way more
If you cant tell a difference then Idk wat else to tell you lol
Yes there is a difference but the difference isn't that big to say that he was clearly on steroid... Anyway I hate Lechoke i don't know why I take his defense
But as you clearly stated all your weight doesnt go to your upper body, if filters out in all areas, but clearly Lebron was noticeably bigger in a matter of months, so he had to gain a good amount of weight in order for his upper body to fill out like that, in addition to other parts of his body.