Is there anything that LeBron James cannot do? We are talking about a 4 time NBA champion, a 4 time NBA Finals MVP, a 4 time NBA Most Valuable Player, a 16 time NBA All-Star and a 3 time NBA All-Star Game MVP and counting!
You name it, and you can be sure that Lebron James has probably done it in the world of professional basketball. In fact, you can go on to say that LeBron James has staked a strong claim for being called the “Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T)”. However, unlike former greats like Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon and Shaquile O’Neal, LeBron just seems to be getting better with age.
At 35 going onto 36, one would expect that this NBA superstar and sport icon would be displaying the inevitable signs of slowing down. But quite the contrary, LeBron James looks quicker, sharper, fitter, more athletic and stronger than ever. Now for millions of fans out there, LeBron James is simply the embodiment of greatness, he is a living, breathing, walking and jumping freak of nature.
However, if you are into the business of bodybuilding and steroid use (like myself), you tend to notice what the average Joe wouldn’t. Now don’t get me wrong, as long as LeBron James has not been caught doping and the NBA does conduct regular testing for PEDs, then LeBron is guilty of nothing. But as an avid bodybuilder and steroid user, I do have an acute sense of knowing when someone is likely on some form of performance enhancing drugs and with LeBron James, well, let me just say my spider sense tends to tingle.
LeBron James Steroids: My Suspicions!
My suspicion starts from when LeBron James was forging an impressive basketball career at Miami Heat. This was when I began to notice some significant changes in LeBron’s physique. Yes, he had always been a physical specimen, but during this time, he had gained about 25 Ib of muscle mass. In addition to this, he also seemed to never get injured and had an unbelievable recovery time. To put this incredible feat into proper perspective, LeBron would miss only 14 basketball games while at Miami Heat from 2010 to 2014.
The uninitiated would say that LeBron put in an enormous amount of time in the gym and he is reaping the rewards of all his hard work. Yes, you could say that, but then you could also say that his training program was aided by PEDs which helped to build his impressive muscle mass, unbelievable strength, incredible stamina and superhuman recovery.
During his time at Miami Heat, I suspect LeBron James Steroids included any one or all of the following:
- Androgenic-anabolic Steroids (AAS) like Test, Tren, Tbol and Deca,
- EPO or blood doping, and
- Human Growth Hormone (HGH).
In bodybuilding, anabolic-androgenic steroids are used to develop muscle mass in the quickest possible time frame, enhance physical strength, stamina, endurance, and speed up recovery time. But what makes me suspect that LeBron James Steroids may have consisted of AAS are some of his physical characteristics that are visible for all to see.
Have you not noticed his apparent loss of hair and balding? Male pattern baldness is a telltale sign of extensive steroid use. Also, quick muscle mass gains and even cramping, as witnessed in some of his games are side effects of using steroids and other PEDs like HGH.
PEDs, LeBron James and The NBA Dilemma
In his 15th season (2018) in the NBA, LeBron James played 82 games for the L.A Lakers, as a matter of fact he was the leader in the number of minutes played by any NBA player at that time. Not only did he play more minutes than every other player, he also had the best numbers that he had ever achieved since his career began at Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003.
While other professional basketball players of his generation were experiencing a decline in form due to aging, he seemingly had a rebirth of sorts. LeBron James is no doubt a fantastic basketball player and in truth PEDs will not necessarily make you shoot better or improve your skills and technical ability. However, steroids will give you that extra strength, energy, aggression and drive needed to go through games night after night with little or no pain.
As an icon of the sport of basketball and revered around the world as a phenomenal athlete, LeBron James is not only a credit to the L.A Lakers, but also the entire NBA as a brand. He is not only an NBA player, but also a cultural icon and the official face of the NBA. With all the accolades, praise, goodwill and financial muscle that LeBron James is capable of bringing to the brand, it makes it extremely hard for the NBA to admit to any drug test irregularities when it comes to LeBron. Why throw everything away, lose all the respect that has been gained over decades and all the money that comes with it, right?!
Finally, this may be the dilemma that the NBA is facing at the moment, as they risk the ridicule of the entire sporting world if a scandal of enormous proportions comes to the fore. But aside from this, it is also possible that the routine drug tests conducted by the NBA is not able to detect LeBron James Steroids. After all, he does have the financial muscle to invest in highly specialised-designer drugs that would be specifically created for him and designed to beat the routine urine and blood testing methods currently in operation.