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LeBron: It’s Time to ‘Give My Body a Break’
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On June 23, 2013 @ 8:01 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
For almost two years, LeBron James worked nonstop to push his body and his game to historic levels. It was all worth it. In one year’s time — 365 days, to be exact — James won two NBA championships for the Miami Heat and one Olympic gold medal for the United States. Since the beginning of his quest for the 2012 championship, which began in the summer of 2011, James has rested for all of 2 1/2 weeks.
The Heat won its second consecutive championship Thursday night and since then James, Dwyane Wade and most of their teammates have partied just as hard as they played the last month of the postseason. The intemperance will end Sunday night — or, most likely, early Monday morning — and the team’s victory parade will cap off yet another monumental achievement.
And then the healing begins.
What are James and Wade going to do over the next month? They’ll conduct a few basketball camps, but not much else. Mostly, they’ll just sleep. Get lots of sleep.
“I need to rest my body,” James said. “I do. As much as I love working out and as much as I love getting better, at this point I think the smartest thing to do is to rest my body. Give my body a break. I think that’s the smartest thing.
“I got a wedding coming up with my beautiful fiancée. And it will be an unbelievable wedding now that we’ve won, instead of losing. I might have called it off if we lost. So now it’s going to be one of the best weddings ever.”
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