LeBron James has had a fairly important summer. Most notably, he signed that four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles freaking Lakers. He’s also launching a YouTube original series, an unscripted show on HBO, he’ll star in an animated film this fall, and he is spending all of his free time following his kids around their various basketball tournaments.
But LeBron has also been wearing this dang thing around his waist all summer:
In Vegas to watch his son Bronny play.
LeBron and Ty Lue reunited here in Vegas. LeBron’s son about to play momentarily. pic.twitter.com/CYJsD7Vkb0— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) July 26, 2018
Playing 1-on-1 with Bryce.
On his way to vacation.
In his Pulisic kit, doing it for the ‘gram.
And even in the huddle with Bronny.
So what is that thing?
It’s a lumbar support for your back. The official description is as follows:
The Original McKenzie® Lumbar Roll™, featuring a non-wrinkle, moisture-wicking, 100% polyester removable cover, is the top-selling lumbar cushion and the ideal companion in the car, at the office or for use with any seat that does not provide adequate lumbar support. The built-in strap secures the lumbar roll to most chair backs and can even be used around the waist.
It costs an easy $20 so in terms of “items LeBron wears that you may want to buy” this might work!
Ok. LeBron has back problems?
Yeah, he definitely has back issues he works through regularly. He’s been lucky to remain pretty much injury free for his entire career but the back is one that lingers for him. His back was the reason he took two weeks off during the middle of the season in 2015. And at the beginning for the 2016 playoffs, he said it was the first time his back had been healthy in “half a decade.”
It’s also been said that LeBron spends nearly $1 million to take care of his body each year. So I guess you can count this $20 lumbar support in that budget.
Alright. But how does he make a lumbar support look so cool.
Right? It’s almost as if he’s turned it into a fashion statement. Which is the most washed and incredible thing ever. At 33, LeBron continues to make me feel better about my own age. And if by chance I ever get any back problems, I’m totally wearing this around LeBron sytle. Hell, I may do it anyway.