LeBron James has never missed a playoff game. LeBron James has never been injured for more than two weeks at a time. LeBron James has never sat out more than 15 percent of a season. LeBron James has 43,997 NBA minutes on 33-year-old legs and is still putting up 37/10/8 stat lines while unleashing face-melting dunkage and now we know why...or rather how:
No, that's not an accounting error or an actually pretty bulletproof money laundering scheme: According to LeBron's best friend and psuedo-manager Mav Carter, LeBron spends $1.5 million dollar on maintaining his body...EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR. So sure, maybe you can deduct the moon boots, iron lung, and horse placenta salad bar, but that is still a metric ton of moola to spend on wellness annually, even for the undisputed Best Athlete on Earth.
Of course, when you spend that much on anything, it can be tough to get your money's worth, but LeBron is come pretty damn close to coming out ahead on this one. Hell, just look at his numbers over the last five games alone (all of which the Cavaliers have, not coincidentally, won):
So yeah, all in all, not a bad ROI for LeBron and his body temple. And with Steph Curry now sidelined with a sprained MCL and the ankles of a newborn calf, one has to wonder if LBJ is now just one anti-gravity acupuncture session away from a fourth NBA title.