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#pounditTuesday, June 25, 2024

LeBron James: Playoff Sweat Is Different from Regular Season Sweat

The Miami Heat finished off the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 of their series Wednesday night and will prepare for what should be an epic clash with the Boston Celtics. There is little doubt that LeBron James will be prepared for the series, at least as far as conditioning goes. Jimmy Traina shared a great quote from LeBron on SI Hot Clicks that’s a week old, but no less funny.

Here’s a passage from Worldwide Windhurst’s piece, via Pro Basketball Talk:

James has a new sidekick these days — a gallon jug filled with water that he tugs around just about wherever he goes. James vows to drink those fluids every day during the playoffs, usually before practices, and even after games start. It is a routine he began several years ago in the postseason, an effort to increase hydration.

“Playoff sweat is different than regular season sweat,” James said Thursday morning as he grabbed his jug

You got that? LeBron James says playoff sweat is different than regular season sweat. I’m going to use my athlete-to-normal speak translator and figure that LeBron is saying the playoffs are more intense than the regular season, so you have to be extra focused and prepared for those games. It was a funny way of expressing that thought, but I’m pretty sure that’s what LeBron meant. And he better be chugging gallons of liquid to properly hydrate for the Boston series; with Miami’s weak bench, he’ll be playing nearly 45 minutes per game.


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