WATCH: LeBron James Gets MVP Chants as He Leaves Fans Surprised During His Vacation

Published 09/07/2021, 2:00 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 30: LeBron James attends a Los Angeles Sparks WNBA game on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


To be the best, you need to train the hardest. This phrase is something athletes of any sport need to etch deep into their consciousness in order to be successful. Likewise, LeBron James works on his craft at all times in order to be the best version of himself.

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It is no surprise that even going to 37, LeBron is putting up better numbers than most. This is because his work ethic is unmatched in modern day. Recently, he even said that he goes through at least 4 workouts every single day.

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

LeBron James probably has the longest prime in basketball history. While he may not be as athletic as he was, he keeps improving other aspects of his game. Moreover, the concept of ‘off days’ doesn’t fit into his schedule.

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All of this feeds his purpose of being the best player in the world.

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LeBron James always putting in the work

The ‘King’ has been on vacation in Italy. While many would take this time to relax and take their time, LeBron never forgets his routine. Recently, some fans caught the four-time MVP working out on his yacht in Italy. They were chanting ‘MVP’ as he was going through his workout.

This goes to show the discipline that runs through James. He has always kept basketball as a priority, no matter the place. Despite being on vacation, he finds time to get a workout in and keep himself in shape. This is reminiscent of NFL’s Tom Brady; he, like LeBron, loves to work on his game even on vacation.

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Both these legends are only old by age, but are still at their peaks when it comes to skill. James is now eyeing his fifth championship with the Los Angeles Lakers. Similarly, Brady is going for his eighth Super Bowl with Tampa Bay.

Apr 22, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers injured forward LeBron James (23) yells during the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

This is one of the reasons that James still averages over 25 points per game in his 18th year in the NBA. If the Lakers manage to win the Finals this year, LeBron could become the second oldest Finals MVP, breaking his own 2020 finals performance and slot him in just behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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Do you think LeBron will retire with more achievements than Michael Jordan? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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