CLEVELAND, OH (WTVB) - Friends and now fans are seeing a lot less of LeBron James these days. And it's apparently by design. The NBA star is drawing plenty of reaction for an Instagram photo that shows off his dramatic weight loss. With his 30th birthday approaching in December, James reportedly cut the carbs out of his diet this summer to arrive at the lean frame he's now sporting.
The weight loss also comes as James prepares to return to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers after helping his former Miami Heat teammates to back-to-back NBA championships in 2012 and 2013.