Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is known to work hard on his fitness. At 35, he continues to be one of the top performers in NBA. The work he puts into fitness deserves major credit for his success.
His efforts, as surfaced recently, were found to have inspired another superstar from another sport.
UFC fighter Conor McGregor was making a return after a while out of the sport. One of the major concerns for any athlete competing after a while would be fitness. McGregor, 31, had said LeBron’s $1.5 million a year workout routine was an inspiration to him.
It was humbling for LeBron James
When the “King” James found out that he was an inspiration to McGregor, he felt “humbled.”
“To be in all honesty, I play the game and I train my body. I put the work into my body to hope to inspire other athletes around the world — other great athletes. If I’m able to rub off on Conor and other athletes that feel like it’s beneficial to them, I think that’s a pretty cool thing. It’s humbling for one,” LeBron said as per a video obtained from HoopJab on YouTube.
James further went on to bring out his belief on the connection between physical fitness and the condition of the mid.
“I take my body very seriously,” he said. “I’m just trying to maximize my career and see how long I can continue to play the game that I love. It starts with the body. It ends with the mind. If the mind is sharp, then you can go a lot longer than you may think. That’s what it’s all about. You’ve got to be disciplined. It’s all about discipline, as well.”
With LeBron’s inspiration, McGregor truly managed a magnificent comeback, winning his fight in 40 seconds. Meanwhile, LeBron continues to lead his team from the front in the NBA as the Lakers face the Celtics on Monday.