Posted August 10, 2013

Heat’s LeBron James drags utility vehicle during offseason workout

Ben Golliver, LeBron James, Miami Heat

LeBron James recently promised to come back for the 2013-14 season as a “new, improved, better” version of himself. Now we know that the Heat forward is making that goal a reality by undertaking an offseason regimen that involves dragging a utility vehicle by its front bumper.

James — winner of back-to-back titles, MVP awards and Finals MVP awards — uploaded a video of one of his notoriously intense summer workouts on Saturday. In addition to doing some step-over footwork drills in a grassy field, James pulls on what appears to be a John Deere Gator while walking in reverse. He might as well submit this to the World’s Strongest Man competition as an audition tape.

“I don’t want to be the same player I was this past season,” James told a crowd in the Philippines earlier this summer. “I want to come in this season a new, improved, better LeBron James. We’ll see what happens once the fall comes around, but I will be a better player.”

James, 28, averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists last season while shooting a career-high 56.5 percent from the field and 40.6 percent from deep. His PER of 31.6 led the NBA for the sixth straight season.

Here’s a look at a Gator from John Deere’s website in case you’re interested.

5 comments
bambam824
bambam824

Is that a mini utility vehicle or a golf cart?

SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq

He should be working on his free throws, my elderly dad still shoots them much better than he does!

TomMeneses
TomMeneses

With all due respect to LBJ, that atv he pulled is something a pulling breed american bulldog or pitbull can do, in fact some of those dogs have pulled SUV's. (There are a lot of clips on Youtube). What Poundstone pulled is a whole lot heavier. LBJ is a strong guy, an amazing athlete, but comparing him to a strongman is really apples to oranges. 

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

My back hurts just looking at that, come on Lebron if anything push it, Dont pull it, too many things can go wrong with your back / spine, hamstring.. just stick to working on your  jumper and free throws.

6marK6
6marK6

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