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Fellow Basketball Players Reveal LeBron James' Odd Dietary Habits, Off-the-Court Skills

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By Zachary Holt

Los Angeles Lakers star, LeBron James, will certainly go down as one of the best basketball players to have ever lived.

He's proven again and again that his combination of power and athleticism can propel him and his teams to multiple NBA Championships.

However, his ability to score points and play impenetrable defense seems to strictly be on a genetic basis, as fellow NBA basketball player and former teammate, Tristan Thompson, recently dished on James' dietary habits, and they are odd, to say the least.

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Tristan Thompson on LeBron's Diet: 'He Has The Worst Diet Ever'

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Tristan Thompson, James' former teammate and Cleveland Cavaliers star, spoke with Joe Vardon and Jason Lloyd of The Athletic to share what exactly the Lakers superstar eats on a daily basis to keep himself in top performance mode, and it is definitely something that was completely unexpected.

"He has the worst f***ing diet ever. Ask him what he eats for breakfast," Thompson began. "He has like five french toast, drowns it in syrup with strawberries and bananas. Then he has like a four-egg omelet and then he goes and just f***ing dunks on somebody. It doesn’t make sense."

Thompson Freaked Out By James' Freakish Metabolism

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For Thompson, he doesn't understand how James can eat like he does and stay in tip-top shape. "He eats desserts with every meal. He’ll come with his one-week diet, vegan crap, but he literally eats like it doesn’t make sense, " Thompson continued.

"He’s really a specimen. He eats like s***. I remember one year I tried to eat like he ate and it just didn’t work out. I started gaining weight and said, “F*** this.” I mean it works for him. He loves sweets. He loves sweets. He eats desserts and French toast. It’s crazy how his body just burns it."

Kendrick Perkins Consistently Loses Money to James in Card Games

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The duo from The Athletic also had a chance to sit down and talk with another former teammate of James, Kendrick Perkins. This time, though, it wasn't about his superb and freakish metabolism, but more so his card-playing skills.

"There’s one thing about LeBron," Perkins shared. "For some reason, when we play cards, he is really just the Chosen One. I’ve never seen him lose at anything. We will be playing cards and I’d be like, ‘Who won?’ He’d be like, ‘S***, not me. I lost,’ and he’d try to put it on somebody else, but he’d have all the cash in his hand. Like he would never lose."

Perkins: LeBron Is The 'Chosen One' On The Basketball Court and Off

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According to Perkins, James isn't only the 'Chosen One' on the basketball court, but also when it comes to playing cards with friends. "I’ve never seen him take an ‘L.’ It was crazy. He’d never lose and I told him, ‘You’re just the Chosen One. And then like, everything you touch is gold.’ I don’t know what it is about him, but he always wins," Perkins concluded.

Based on the comments from LeBron James' former teammates, his life doesn't seem to be that bad. After all, who wouldn't want to be able to eat what they want, only to dominate on the court, time and time again? Oh yeah, and collecting some money from card games to supplement his massive salary isn't that bad, either.

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