LeBron James is carrying on his playoff tradition of reading as a way to tune out the noise of the playoffs this season, and the superstar is currently tackling the Divergent series from author Veronica Roth, he told TNT's Rachel Nichols.
James began the practice back in 2012, ripping through the Hunger Games series as well as several biographies and non-fiction books recommended to him by his friend and business partner Maverick Carter, as he led the Heat to his first NBA title, according to ESPN.
Among other books tackled by James during his playoff reading binges are Jerry West's autobiography West on West, and Malcolm Gladwell's study of social dynamics, The Tipping Point.
In a previous interview with Oprah Winfrey, James said he welcomes the escape of reading during the playoffs.
"During the postseason everything is about the games. Everything is about the matchup and the team that you're playing and the city that you are in. You know, I needed some moments where I could just get a different perspective."
LeBron just told me he's been reading the book Divergent. (During playoffs he cuts off sports TV except watching games with the sound off.)— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) May 4, 2015
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