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Lebron once gained 7 pounds during an ECF game
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Re: Lebron once gained 7 pounds during an ECF game
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lol wow. Super steroids. He's got the good stuff

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Do people genuinely think LeBron uses PED's or is it just an ongoing joke around here? I really can't tell.
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Do people genuinely think LeBron uses PED's or is it just an ongoing joke around here? I really can't tell.

I'd say some do, some don't, & some just think he is completely infallible.


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Steroids may cause you to retain salt and fluids so that your weight increases.  Weight gain caused by fluid retention will gradually decrease when you stop taking the medication. In the meantime, to minimize fluid retention:

I think it is possible he is on PEDs.   He is and was a great talent either way.  I wager if most took them it would not do much because folks baselines are much lower in terms of athletic ability.  For example,  I would not hit home runs just because I took steriods because I do not have the hand eye coordination of a major league player.

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Lost in the shuffle: the fact that LeBron could weigh 270 and play like a guard.

Also, the "feats" described in this article make me think the author has never left the chair in front of his computer. Typical Bleacher Report quality.
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Is this really weird?

I step on the scale before I go to the gym, drink a lot of water and don't use the bathroom while there, have a protein shake and a piece of fruit afterwards. Then I'll step on the scale again right before I hit the shower, and it's not uncommon for me to be a few pounds heavier thanks to whatever little pump I have plus all the water I've just drank and post-workout snack far outweighs what I sweated out/burned off in calories.

Now just scale that up for a guy LeBron's size, and it doesn't seem that outrageous to me.  Maybe a slow paced game or one LeBron didn't play heavy 1st half minutes (like Game 5 against IND in 2014), drinking a lot of fluids, with no bathroom break, maybe a small snack snuck in there somewhere, plus the general non-precision scales are known for, for a guy LeBron's size this seems possible.


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Do people genuinely think LeBron uses PED's or is it just an ongoing joke around here? I really can't tell.

Yah I genuinely think so. Why else do you think he's the only NBA freak athlete who hasn't suffered a major injury yet.

I get hardwork training and determination, but your body has a limit to how much it can handle. Kobe, Dirk, Garnett, Duncan, Durant, Westbrook for example were/are some dynamic NBA athletes who have suffered major injuries in their careers. I have not seen LBJ gone down.

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Do people genuinely think LeBron uses PED's or is it just an ongoing joke around here? I really can't tell.

Yah I genuinely think so. Why else do you think he's the only NBA freak athlete who hasn't suffered a major injury yet.

I get hardwork training and determination, but your body has a limit to how much it can handle. Kobe, Dirk, Garnett, Duncan, Durant, Westbrook for example were/are some dynamic NBA athletes who have suffered major injuries in their careers. I have not seen LBJ gone down.

Karl Malone, John Stockton, Gary Payton, Reggie Miller, Bill Russell, Elvin Hayes, Robert Parish, John Havlicek, all these guys never had any major injuries except maybe in the twilight of the careers (which LeBron hasn't hit yet).

Wilt and Jordan both only had major 1 injury each.

Not that unusual for top athletes to be free of injuries for most of their career.


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It's getting pretty old seeing people say that Lebron is using PEDs. You have no idea if he does or not. There is literally no evidence against him. Not getting injured and hairline jokes don't count as evidence. If you accuse Lebron of using them, you could accuse anyone.
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It's getting pretty old seeing people say that Lebron is using PEDs. You have no idea if he does or not. There is literally no evidence against him. Not getting injured and hairline jokes don't count as evidence. If you accuse Lebron of using them, you could accuse anyone.

I think he was actually connected with that famous Florida doctor that worked with arod. Does anyone remember the story to that?

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It's getting pretty old seeing people say that Lebron is using PEDs. You have no idea if he does or not. There is literally no evidence against him. Not getting injured and hairline jokes don't count as evidence. If you accuse Lebron of using them, you could accuse anyone.

I think he was actually connected with that famous Florida doctor that worked with arod. Does anyone remember the story to that?

I do. Here are a couple:

http://dystnow.com/2013/03/04/lebron-james-jameer-nelson-linked-to-miami-steroid-clinic/

https://247sports.com/nba/los-angeles-lakers/Board/103457/Contents/OT-Lebron-James-Accused-of-being-in-Steroid-Ring-In-Miami-53934777

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Do people genuinely think LeBron uses PED's or is it just an ongoing joke around here? I really can't tell.

Has Dolly Parton had a breast enhancement?:-))

Come on.

Seriously?

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It's getting pretty old seeing people say that Lebron is using PEDs. You have no idea if he does or not. There is literally no evidence against him. Not getting injured and hairline jokes don't count as evidence. If you accuse Lebron of using them, you could accuse anyone.

I think he was actually connected with that famous Florida doctor that worked with arod. Does anyone remember the story to that?

I do. Here are a couple:

http://dystnow.com/2013/03/04/lebron-james-jameer-nelson-linked-to-miami-steroid-clinic/

https://247sports.com/nba/los-angeles-lakers/Board/103457/Contents/OT-Lebron-James-Accused-of-being-in-Steroid-Ring-In-Miami-53934777

Thanks for posting those links!!  I seriously hope that the doubters take the time to read both articles entirely.

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FWIW

https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/3/19/17140056/lebron-james-seven-pounds-game-sports-nutritionists-playoffs-espn

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But gaining weight is understood science: in extremely simple terms, you need to be taking in more than you’re putting out. Unless James also consumed a five-course pasta meal on the bench, there’s no way he would have consumed the sustenance for this feat to be possible.

“He may have gained a few (pounds) — say he started very, very dehydrated, has a low sweat rate (doesn’t sweat much, athletes vary in their sweat rate) then got an IV at halftime and ate some food then as well,” Spano wrote. “He could have gained a few (pounds), but not seven.”

Coleman suggests the one thing working in James’ favor is that he’s an enormous human — seven pounds for him isn’t the same as seven pounds for you or me, mostly likely. She also says that if James suffered inflammation, that might cause him to weigh more. Still, even those hypotheses are reaching simply given how much water James must have lost through sweat.

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A seven-pound weight game in one day is possible, especially if James started light, trained hard, and refueled with carbohydrates-heavy meals. But none of that would happen over the course of a single game.


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