Thursday September 25th, 2014

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James said he is around 250 pounds and will be quicker on the court this season, he told CNN's Rachel Nichols.

James went on a 67-day diet during the offseason and did not eat carbs, sugar or dairy.

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James: I’m in the 250ish range, you know, a lot lighter than I’ve been playing at in the last few years. But I feel good….

Nichols: And what did you eat or not eat?

James: I’ll tell you what I couldn’t have. No carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no refined sugar– no nothing. Meat. Fish. Veggies. Fruit.

Nichols: What was the hardest thing to give up?

James: It was either pancakes or chocolate chip cookies and ice cream….

Nichols: Are you quicker on the court now?

James: I am. I am. And that’s not such a good thing for the competition.

James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the offseason after four years with the Miami Heat. He averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.3 assists last season.

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony also cut back on carbs to prepare for this season.

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[H/T Pro Basketball Talk]

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