LeBron James is a prototypical athlete of superhuman proportions, a dominant force even in a league full of other athletic anomalies who have become preposterously good at shooting hoops. Ask the Golden State Warriors, who after waltzing their way to a record 73 wins in the regular season were brick-walled by an omnipotent James in the NBA finals. The guy could probably pick up and quickly kill it in whatever sport he wants—as others have remarked, Lebron would make a hell of a soccer goalie.
To keep the LeBron machine firing on all cylinders, you know he's gotta house some serious food—and he's apparently pretty particular about what he's munching on. A couple of years ago, he turned heads with a crazy, 67-day, Paleo-style diet, and he reportedly used to order chefs to cut up his well-done steaks and spaghetti before serving him. He also apparently loves appletinis.
So, LeBron's a bonkers athlete who eats weird stuff—we get it. But he may have gone too far when he recently ordered a 16-topping pizza.
Throwing caution to the wind, LeBron recently ordered said pizza at Blaze Pizza, a chain in which he is an investor, and posted a photo of his order to Facebook. First, he went for "high rise dough" and set a solid base of spicy red sauce and shredded mozzarella. But then he went absolutely nuts. Because apparently nothing is sacred, LeBron piled on Parmesan, grilled chicken, turkey meatballs, banana peppers, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, green bell peppers, kalamata olives, red onion, spinach, sea salt, oregano, arugula, and topped the monstrosity with an olive oil drizzle. He also ordered a salad with chicken for a healthy side.
You may notice that pepperoni is missing from his pizza, and that's because 'Bron long ago cut pork from his diet, a decision he made at his uncle's suggestion, and one which he credits for helping him stay healthy through his career. He also avoids red meat.
"Oh, you can tell the difference," LeBron told Cleveland.com about his diet. "It's in how I recover, the energy I have. It has helped a lot with my performance. Overall, I've just been feeling good."
Well, LeBron, how are you recovering after that 16-topping mound of vaguely Italian ingredients that you call a pizza? Good thing you're on summer break.
Arguably the craziest thing about LeBron's order is that the pizza only cost $7.95, so he sort of pulled the move of going to Five Guys and adding every topping, which no reasonable person would do but could do if they wanted.
But hey, LeBron just won the NBA Championship and the honor of NBA Finals MVP for the third time. A pizza party was long overdue.