According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the King's athletic and dietary regimen may have slipped up the past six weeks or so, ever since the groin injury LeBron James suffered Christmas Day vs. the Warriors.
Windhorst says that the "word on the street" is that James gained 30 pounds (!) since the injury.
And I'm assuming that's not 30 pounds of muscle. That type of sizable weight gain will really throw a professional athlete off their rhythm in any sport, not just on the basketball court. Now more than ever, the Lakers cannot afford for LeBron to be anything but his best, as Los Angeles holds a sub .500 record as we head into the All-Star break.