LeBron James: Weight loss 'had nothing to do with basketball'

LeBron James may have stayed in Miami if they had won 2014 Finals
Friday September 26th, 2014

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James said his summer weight loss "had nothing to do with basketball," according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.

Speaking at the Cavaliers' Media Day, James said he presented it as a personal challenge to himself.

LISANTI: Inside LeBron's weight loss and low-carb diet​

James recently told CNN's Rachel Nichols that he went on 67-day diet during the offseason and did not eat carbs, sugar or dairy​. He said his weight is now in the "250ish range" and that he's quicker on the court as a result, which is "not such a good thing for the competition."

The forward announced in July that he was returning to Cleveland after four seasons with the Miami Heat. Last season, James averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.3 assists.

• LeBron James likely would have stayed in Miami if Heat won 2014 title

- Molly Geary

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