At 35-years-old James continues to play at a high-level. James is like wine, he gets better over time, and coincidentally James has a new passion, which is wine.
A look at LeBron James’ last few seasons
After winning his third overall NBA championship and first with the Cleveland Cavaliers, James continues to show why he is one of the best in the game. During the 2016-17 season in Cleveland, he averaged 26.4 points, 8.7 assists, and 8.6 rebounds. In his final season in Cleveland, James averaged career-highs in assists (9.1) and rebounds (8.6), while averaging 27.5 points per game.
After the Cleveland lost to the Golden State Warriors in the finals for the second straight season, James decided that it was time for him to leave his home state. He decided to move to the west coast and join the Los Angeles Lakers. When news broke out the James was going to play for the Lakers, the NBA world went crazy. The Lakers had been struggling in the past, and James wanted to come in and help turn that around.
In his first year with the Lakers during the 2018-19 season, he had the Lakers looking like a playoff team. Even in his 16th season, James continued to dominate on the court. Unfortunately for James, he suffered an injury on Christmas Day against the Warriors, and that put a damper on his season. Without James, the Lakers fell out of the playoff contention, and James missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2005-06 season, and it was the first time that he did not play in the NBA finals since 2010.
When the 2019-20 season began, James came back at full strength, and the Lakers started the season off with a 17-2 record. James also passed Kobe Bryant for third on the all-time regular-season scoring list. Before the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Lakers were first in the Western Conference with a 49-14 record. James was having an MVP like season too averaging 25.7 points, 10.6 assists, and 7.9 rebounds.
LeBron’s love for wine
In 2017, James did a short interview with ESPN talking about his love for wine. In the interview, he said that he did not start drinking wine until he was 30. It was something that he wanted to learn about, and once he started drinking more of it, he became a fan. Not only did he just drink wine, but he also studied the different types of grapes and vines.
If you follow James on any social media, there’s a high chance you will see him with a glass of wine in his hand. The three-time NBA champion can drink wine on any day of the week, whether during the season or the offseason. He doesn’t just talk about wine; he knows about it.
More athletes tapping into wine country
It’s starting to become a trend that more and more athletes are gaining interest in wine. Former NBA star Dwyane Wade has got into the wine business and collaborated with a winemaker.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see James get more serious with the wine industry when his career is done. Whether it’s red or white wine, James loves having a glass in his hand. He can be eating dinner or just relaxing, but just know it’s very likely to see him drinking some.