LBJ and Flash will always be linked since they were in the same draft class and teamed up on the Heat to create one of the best one-two punches in NBA history. Despite being 37 and in Year 19, LeBron is still playing for the Los Angeles Lakers and defying father time, while Wade retired in 2019 after a decorated career. The Heat legend had a front-row seat to greatness for several years and will presumably never forget the great times he shared with LeBron, who is a physical specimen blessed by the man above, according to Wade.
Dwyane Wade on LeBron James: He was blessed by God
Wade once spoke with former NFL star Brandon Marshall about LeBron’s ability to play through injuries that would knock other players out for weeks. The Chicago native has seen the Chosen One badly sprain his ankle and remain in the game and still dominate.
“Guys can roll they ankle and be out four weeks. I’ve seen this guy (LeBron) roll his ankle and come back and give you about 20 in the fourth quarter,” Wade said. “And I’m talkin’ about a bad rolled ankle, and I’m like, ‘Oh, he done.’ He come right back. I’m out four weeks with this rolled ankle. He come right back, fourth quarter, score 20.”
When Marshall asked Wade what makes LeBron so special, the three-time champion pointed to the man above, also known as God. The Akron Hammer was undoubtedly blessed with incredible genes, but LeBron also takes exceptional care of his body.
LeBron James is known to personally spend seven figures a year caring for his body
LeBron is listed at 6-foot-9 and 250 pounds. He’s a freight train in the open court and basically built like Superman. While the four-time champion’s athleticism is the product of genetics, he spends a lot of money and time on his body.
According to ESPN, LeBron is known to personally spend seven figures a year caring for his body. He has personal chefs and masseuses and receives private treatments with liquid nitrogen to help reduce inflammation. LeBron’s home also has a fully outfitted workout gym, hot and cold tubs, and a hyperbaric chamber.
LeBron has never undergone surgery since entering the NBA in 2003. That’s mind-boggling since he’s one of the most athletic players of all time and puts so much stress on his joints. However, when you’re built like a superhero and diligently take care of your body, you are bound to break the norm.
The least amount of games LeBron has played in a season is 45. That came in 2020-21 during the 72-game campaign. LeBron missed 27 games after suffering a severe ankle injury after an Atlanta Hawks player dove into his foot. The All-Star swingman has been so reliable that it was odd to see him get hurt. However, there’s not much LeBron could have done since someone fell into him.
Wade was fairly injury-prone during his stellar career. His knees were significant issues for him, which is why D-Wade never played in more than 79 games in a season. Not everyone can be fortunate like LeBron and be blessed with astounding genes, and his genetic makeup and legendary work ethic have helped him establish himself as arguably the greatest player in NBA history.
The King is a once-in-a-generation player
Many sports individuals like to use the phrase, “The best ability is availability.” LeBron has not only proven to be virtually indestructible since 2003, but he’s also accomplished feats many NBA legends never came close to achieving.
LeBron has career averages of 27.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 7.4 assists. Along with being a four-time regular-season MVP, four-time champion, and four-time Finals MVP, King James is the only player in NBA history to rank top-10 all-time in points and assists. You have to play at a high level in every game you appear in to accomplish that feat, and that’s precisely what LeBron has done with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Heat, and Lakers.
LeBron will likely pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. He’s currently in third place behind Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone. The 17-time All-Star is second in NBA history behind Michael Jordan in player efficiency rating, fifth in points per game, seventh in assists, and fifth in triple-doubles. His ability to stay healthy and play heavy minutes has helped him make history, and Wade firmly believes God has played a role in that.