LeBron James cuts carbs, looks thin (photo)

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Remember that photo that maybe made Kobe Bryant look fat?

Kobe probably wasn’t fat. Most likely, it was just an unflattering shadow and/or unflattering life jacket.

At risk of repeatedly reading too much into a superstar’s offseason photo, here’s LeBron James looking pretty thin:

This time, the apparent weight change is backed by reporting.

Brian Windhorst of ESPN:

LeBron has bulked up throughout his career, increasingly playing power forward rather than small forward. I’m not certain which fact drives the other, but I figure both contribute to the other.

So why get lean now?

Maybe LeBron knows the Cavaliers will have someone else playing a bulk of the power forward minutes.