Despite nursing a sore left ankle, LeBron James was his usual dominant self during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ season-opening victory over the Boston Celtics.
James totaled game highs in minutes (41), points (29) and rebounds (16) while coming one assist short of a triple-double. Yet LeBron was nowhere near satisfied with his performance. One aspect where he felt he especially struggled? Conditioning. That’s why he hopped on his favorite training tool—the VersaClimber—almost immediately following the game:
The VersaClimber is one of the most sadistic conditioning tools on the market, as I found out the hard way. Yet its low-impact nature makes it a perfect way for LeBron to improve his conditioning without subjecting his 6-foot-8, 250-pound frame to extra pounding.
“I don’t feel great about where my game is right now after having taken off three weeks, three-and-a-half weeks,” James told ESPN after the game. Considering James might be the hardest working man in the NBA, it shouldn’t take long for him to get back in tip-top shape.