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LeBron James cuts carbs, looks thin (photo)

LeBron James

LeBron James


Remember that photo that maybe made Kobe Bryant look fat?

Kobe probably wasn’t fat. Most likely, it was just an unflattering shadow and/or unflattering life jacket.

At risk of repeatedly reading too much into a superstar’s offseason photo, here’s LeBron James looking pretty thin:

This time, the apparent weight change is backed by reporting.

Brian Windhorst of ESPN:

LeBron has bulked up throughout his career, increasingly playing power forward rather than small forward. I’m not certain which fact drives the other, but I figure both contribute to the other.

So why get lean now?

Maybe LeBron knows the Cavaliers will have someone else playing a bulk of the power forward minutes.