LeBron James Bikes to Most Home Games

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Riptide used to live four blocks from the office and still sometimes drove to work just to sit in front of a computer. LeBron James lives in Coconut Grove and bikes to the American Airlines Arena for most home games, and then plays 40-plus minutes of high intensity basketball. Riptide feels like an asshole.

James, meanwhile, is a man who can afford any single car he wants, and still relies on his two wheels for workday transportation.

He used to only occasionally bike to practice, but it's become more or less the norm this season. In fact, the bike ride has become part of his conditioning routine.

"I felt great," James told the Sun-Sentinel. "I didn't get tired. I don't think I got tired (Tuesday) night. I felt great. I could have played again if we had to. Yeah, I've been biking a little more than usual. It's fun. It's also conditioning, it's cardio."

In fact, he even made the 30- to 45-minute trip four times last Saturday; riding back and forth to practice, and then back again to a game before finally heading home.

Of course, this should hopefully make Miami's notoriously bad drivers pay attention for cyclists on the road. That could be our star athlete you're about to run over.

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16 comments
Roy Gonzalez
Roy Gonzalez

The grove to the arena in 45minutes?...is he walking his bike?

Craig Chester
Craig Chester

^ driving 'aint that safe either. Also, I read in some comment that 'it's good to see LeBron biking to work like an average joe'. Um, that's the problem...average 'joes' don't bike to work! Average 'joes' drive alone and sit in traffic and wonder why they are overweight and unhappy.

Chris Leyva
Chris Leyva

Lordy baby Jesus this is concerning, that helmet won't protect from stupid

Eddie Suarez
Eddie Suarez

very true Craig. Shorter but WAY deadlier. It's like running the gauntlet when you ride the macarthur

Craig Chester
Craig Chester

Actually the ride from Star Island would be more harrowing then coming in from the Grove!

Eddie Suarez
Eddie Suarez

Dory, last reports said he lives in the grove

Xaviant Haze
Xaviant Haze

when your job is basketball that pays you millions of dollars biking to work is a cinch

Dory Latimer
Dory Latimer

From where Star Island? Not impressed..!!!

Craig Chester
Craig Chester

He should challenge fans to bike to the game as well. Miami is flat, has nice evening weather (and daytime this time of year) - should be a cycling paradise. LeBron knows whats up, as does Wade who rides critical mass on the reg.

cpchester
cpchester topcommenter

Just terrific. He should challenge fans to bike to the game as well. 

Shenique Burke
Shenique Burke

Ummmm not me!! Hell he supposed to do stuff like that!!

Eddie Suarez
Eddie Suarez

Yes he also bikes home. Evan, exactly why drivers need to follow the law and give cyclists three feet when passing. That cyclists you're potentially killing with your car could be lebron.

NJ Gilbert
NJ Gilbert

Not me. I walk and exercise. This is why , i have so much energy.

William Cutt
William Cutt

Wonder if he bikes it back home after a exhausting game...

Evan Rowe
Evan Rowe

That's one way to get your start player killed by a car. he better have a security detail.

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