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Boban Marjanovic doesn't think LeBron James is "the strongest player" in the league: 'It depends on what you measure'

The 7-foot-3 Serbian said there’s no way to find that out as there are different categories in measuring one’s strength
LeBron James and Boban Marjanovic

LeBron James and Boban Marjanovic

NBA players are professional athletes for a reason, and one of them is because they regularly do intense workouts. Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is among those who defy the norms in working out as he managed to stay fit and strong after almost 20 years of playing at the highest level in the league. Hence, many are convinced that “King James” is the strongest NBA player there is but certainly not Boban Marjanovic.

It’s impossible to tell

For those who don’t know, Marjanovic isn’t just a freak of nature. Apart from being genetically gifted with height, Boban is also a gym buff, and his favorites are chest workouts and planks. So when asked if he considers James the strongest player in the league, the 7-foot-3 Serbian said there’s no way to find out as there are different categories in measuring one’s strength.

“No opinion for me. I cannot choose because there’s a lot of strong guys,” Marjanovic told Muscle and Fitness. “Somebody can be strong in one exercise, somebody can be strong in another exercise. And how somebody is strong, it depends on what you measure. And I think you can never find out who is the strongest because everybody is strong at something.”

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It’s not just about strength

No matter how mighty of a beast LeBron is on the court, the truth is that Marjanovic has a point. But we can also understand why people are so enamored by James’ incredible strength. And delving into it, it turns out that working out is just a fraction of the four-time MVP’s entire strength and conditioning routine.

Apparently, LeBron learned to care for his body when he reached his 30s. He has now invested in it and is reportedly splurging a staggering $1,500,000 per year to stay fit and healthy. The said program is composed of “cryotherapy, hyperbaric chambers” and “NormaTec leg boots” among others.

More importantly, LeBron’s approach to training is also impeccable.

“I train my body for whatever…I train my body for a marathon … they say if you stay ready, you never have to get ready,” James once said.

As things stand, James will be playing his 20th season in the league. It will be interesting to see how his body will react to another taxing campaign with the Lakers. But regardless of what lies ahead, let us all be thrilled to witness the greatness of “King James” while it lasts.

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