If your game needs some work (and you are of the legal drinking age in your country), perhaps you should start sipping on Pinot Noir in your downtime. It's a longshot that it will actually help you improve, but then again, the sweet nectar seems to be doing something for LeBron James.
James will turn 33 this weekend, but he's playing as well as he ever has. The veteran swingman is averaging 27.8 points (his highest average since 2009-10, in his first go-round with Cleveland), 9.3 assists (a career-best), and 8.2 rebounds (the second-highest average of his career) per game. He looks like a young guy out there.
Perhaps more impressively, despite the Cavaliers losing Kyrie Irving and resting Isaiah Thomas while he recovers from his hip injury, they're only 2.5 games behind the Celtics for first in the Eastern Conference—and they gave the Warriors a run for their money on Christmas Day.
James didn't like wine when he was younger, but at 30, he decided to try it out because of the influence of Maverick Carter, his business partner.
"He continued to talk about it and I was like okay, I’ll see what it’s about," James said Wednesday, according to Cleveland.com.
Though "it took [James'] pallette a long time to give into it," LBJ has become a vino connoisseur ever since. He even suggested wine might be the reason he's playing so well this season.
"I'm playing the best basketball of my life and I'm drinking some wine pretty much every day, so whatever it is I'll take it," he responded.
James and the Cavs will next play at Utah on Saturday at 8 p.m. EST.