LeBron James Reveals Dramatic Weight Loss

08/07/2014 at 05:25 PM ET

LeBron James Weight Loss
Joe Murphy/Getty; Courtesy LeBron James

Basketball star LeBron James looked noticeably slimmer in a photo he posted to his Instagram account on Monday.

James, who recently announced his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, appears to have a much thinner face in the photo, in which he sports a black long-sleeved t-shirt and a cap that reads “Ohio Against the World.”

The NBA player’s weight loss is the result of a new diet that involves him cutting carbs, according to ESPN.

Dropping weight is a common method players use to prolong their basketball careers, and both Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash have credited their weight loss with extending their time on the court.

In the case of James, 29, the weight loss may be a preventive measure to protect his knees, according to Sports Illustrated.

James is scheduled to play his first game with the Cavs on October 30.

—Gabrielle Olya

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Fan on

What’s “dramatic” about that? He has clothes on & is in a completely different stance!

lulu on

not that dramatic

Charli on

This article is dramatic.

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