Students at Holy Cross Elementary School must’ve been praying extra hard! This past Monday basketball superstar LeBron James made a special visit to the school, for yoga class! Yep, 26 lucky kiddles got to practice with the b-baller as part of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Fit as a Pro program. And they even got to use special Cavaliers yoga mats – (only LeBron gets his name on one though.)
The pics of the event are priceless. As is LeBron’s endorsement of yoga as part of his fitness regime, credited for keeping him on top of his game. And of course the Cavaliers program that promotes fitness and inspires kids.
We’ve heard of yoga in lots of other pro sports these days…football, baseball, golf…Other basketball yogis? The most famous Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Bikramite: “My friends and teammates think I made a deal with the devil. But it was yoga that made my training complete,” he said in a 1992 Men’s Health article. Right on. With Bikram though his friends and teammates were probably right.. ohh we kid.
Got to LeBron’s blog for more pics of LeBroga!