Former Teammate Channing Frye Reveals How LeBron James Takes Cares of His Body After An Injury

Published 07/03/2021, 2:30 PM EDT
Jun 3, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts in the second quarter against the Phoenix Suns during game six in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James has arguably been one of the best players in the NBA for over a decade now. Be it passing, scoring or his defending, LBJ excels in almost all departments of basketball.

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While the league has seen some incredible all-around players, LBJ takes the billing with his incredible longevity and his impeccable stat sheet. Despite having a 18-year long career till now, ‘King James‘ has rarely seen signs of slowing down and has avoided major injuries for a long time.

Jun 1, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against the Phoenix Suns in the first half during game five in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Given how he transforms a normal team to a championship contender, James’ impact on the floor is immeasurable and speaks volumes about LBJ’s greatness on the basketball court.

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Former teammate Channing Frye reveals how LeBron James deals with any injury

While Bron hadn’t suffered from a major injury ever in his career, his move to Lakers has changed this dynamic. Suffering from a major groin injury in his first season, it seemed that LBJ would slow down. But in his second year in the Purple and Gold, the 17-time All-Star put up a MVP worthy season and looked like a machine.

He was all set to continue the feat this season as he was the MVP favorite. The 36-year-old helped the Lakers to keep hold of their top four spot in the West. But the 4-time MVP suffered from a freak high ankle sprain in the regular season. Former teammate Channing Frye recently gave an insight how Bron took care of his body after any injury.

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“This man hurts his ankle he has around the clock care. If he’s hurt longer than two weeks, he has somebody change his diet right, because he has a chef. He doesn’t drive because he’s icing his knees, he’s doing this, he’s watching film.”

While LBJ did return to the court after missing 22 games, he was certainly was missing a step in the playoffs. In a very long time, the King looked like a human and couldn’t carry his team to a deep playoff run.

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With a long off season ahead of him LeBron will hope to regain his pre-injury explosiveness and lead the Lakers to yet another championship. Given that he is already 36-years-old, father time might be catching up to him pretty soon. Can LBJ and the Lakers make a comeback next season and win the title?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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