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LeBron James rode bike to Bulls game

Posted on: January 29, 2012 7:23 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2012 4:49 pm
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Posted by Ben Golliver 

LeBron James rode a bicycle to Sunday's game agains the Bulls. (Credits below)

LeBron James can arguably finish in traffic better than anyone in the NBA. On Sunday we learned he's pretty good at beating traffic, too.

The 2012 Miami Marathon began at 6:15 a.m. at American Airlines Arena on Sunday, drawing 6,000 registered runners, according to the Miami Herald. While the paper reported that a six-hour time limit was instituted, traffic congestion issues were still a problem to be dealt with for members of the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls prior to the 3:30 p.m. tip of their nationally-televised game at the AAA.

Rather than deal with the headaches associated with road closures and extra pedestrian traffic, James opted to ride a custom bicycle to the arena. Suited up in a skintight all-black outfit and helmet, and donning a camoflauge napsack, James biked the few miles from his home to the stadium, escorted by what appears to be Randy Mims, his manager/business partner. James is no stranger to two wheels: bicycling was a regular part of his conditioning routine during the lockout and he hosts an annual bike giveaway in Ohio. 

The ABC broadcast later showed James' red, black and silver bike parked inside the American Airlines Arena. The words "King James" were custom printed in yellow old English styled letters on the bike's frame.

Asked about his biking adventure during a televised halftime interview, James said: "My legs feel really good. It felt good to get open field and get a bike ride in and be prepared for today's game."

James finished with a game-high 35 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 block on 12-for-23 shooting in 41 minutes to help Miami defeat Chicago, 97-93. He also completely jumped over John Lucas to finish an alley-oop.

The Herald reports that Samuel Kipkosegei Malakwen of Kenya won the marathon in the Miami Marathon's closest finish ever, posting a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes, 54.58 seconds. 

Image credits: @peter1leeHotHotHoops.com, @cjzero and cjzero. Hat tip: @JackNruth
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Since: Feb 28, 2012
Posted on: February 28, 2012 1:40 am
 

LeBron James rode bike to Bulls game

Now bike is not only the cheapest medium of transportation from one place to the other, but is is also a medium of adventure entertainment. Biking is day by day becoming the good sport. I am also like to ride on the cycle , every week end I used to ride on the bike and have a long ride.








Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 12:42 pm
 

LeBron James rode bike to Bulls game

Is this all we have to do anymore??? I am not a James fan, but leave the guy alone....The press is acting like assholes anymore.


breathless7
Since: Jan 31, 2012
Posted on: January 31, 2012 12:47 am
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Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2012 10:37 pm
 

LeBron James rode bike to Bulls game

I would love to see LBJ ride his bike to all his home games.  What a message that would be about fitness and the environment, two huge problems in America.  With the influence he has over kids it could be an amazing step to a better world for everyone.


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Since: Jan 30, 2012
Posted on: January 30, 2012 10:26 pm
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Since: Oct 18, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2012 9:33 pm
 

LeBron James rode bike to Bulls game

He's a freaking multi-millionaire and that's the bike he rides? It's not even a road bike, it's a sissy commuter. I'm sure it was expensive, but I would have liked to see a track bike or a Lance Armstrong custom or something. With the exception of the fork, that bike looks like something I could pick up at Wal-Mart.

Still, good on him for wearing a helmet. 



Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 2:18 pm
 

LeBron James rode bike to Bulls game

I might be wrong about this and I am sure he would have worn a helmet anyway but I am guessing someone on his legal team told him if he didnt wear his helmet and something really bad happened he might NOT get paid. You know these million dollar contracts have clauses and those clauses can get team owners out of paying a player who took an unneccessary risk. So lets no go crazy about LeBron being a great role in this instance. I am sure he is a fine role model but I doubt that was his intention wearing the helmet in this instance. Just my opinion.



Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 1:24 pm
 

LeBron James rode bike to Bulls game

According to most Clevelanders, they feel Lebron should be wearing a helmet all the time.



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2012 12:02 pm
 

LeBron James rode bike to Bulls game

I noticed that too.  I really don't love James, but I'm glad to see he wore a helmet.  Thats a good way to be a positive role model to children who may see this photo.  Kids already don't want to wear helmets for fear of not looking cool.  Glad to see it.
In other news, this is news? 



Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 11:43 am
 

LeBron James rode bike to Bulls game

Cool how he wore a helmet.  He doesn't need to give the haters anything else to rip on him for.  Like him or not, his talent is undeniable.  He has the body and power game of a PF, the ball-handling, court vision and passing skills of a PG.  Super-freak!


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