LeBron James talks about his workout and preparation routine right before games and the importance of hip-hop that gets him in the mood to compete.
Detailed preparation before games
In the new episode of "The Shop", a show from Uninterrupted, LeBron James talked about his workout routine and what his preparation looks like now that he is in his 19th NBA season. Having motivation and desire to be great is still rooted deep within him and being consistent is the primary association we have with LeBron and his career.
LeBron admitted he comes to the arena 5 hours before the game when he goes through a well-known routine that kept him in great shape for all these years. Listening to different artists in hip hop helps him reach those levels needed to be one of the best players in the game. Interestingly enough, LeBron sometimes mixes it with a bit of classical music.
Hip-Hop gets LeBron going
"If there is a big meeting or we are about to do a show, you exactly know what song or a couple of tracks that you can put on, and it will laser your ass in. I get to the arena 5 hours before the game starts, and when I get there, I go to the weight room, and I listen to only hip hop when I go to the weight room. DMX, I've been listening to a lot of DMX s**t lately, and when I leave the weight room, I gotta calm down. That is when I listen to more like old-school jazz, and I listen to a lot of Beethoven and s**t too, like classical music too. And then, probably like 45 minutes to an hour before the game starts, I turned back up with hip hop."
The way LeBron was able to take care of his body and improve different aspects of his game throughout the years is remarkable, and it seems this season is no different. Yeah, the Lakers are struggling, and this season is potentially becoming one of the biggest busts in recent history. However, LeBron is impressive, averaging 29 points per game and doing his best every single night to keep the Lakers in the game. Unfortunately for him, basketball is a team sport, and he will need his teammates to step up if they want to make the play-in tournament and potentially surprise everyone in the playoffs.