16-Year NBA veteran Mike Miller once said about LeBron James, “His body is his investment — Where a lot of people don’t do it, he puts a lot of money behind taking care of his body. A lot of people think it’s a big expense, but that big expense has allowed him to make a lot more money for a long period of time.”
LeBron James is one of the most physically dominant players in the league, but it doesn’t all come naturally. James is said to spend seven figures a year — with one report saying $1.5 million — to take care of his body. It’s all worth it for James, who shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
While in the NFL, New Bengals linebacker James Harrison treats his body as a temple. That’s why he spends close to $600,000 per year on it. James said, “Whatever there is that I need to do to try and make myself better or get myself healthy, I’m going to do it. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to say that I spend anywhere between $400,000 and $600,000 on bodywork, as far as taking care of my body, year-in and year out.”