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James Johnson
James Johnson
Position: F
Born: 02/20/87
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Salary: $4,000,000
Can you really roundhouse kick a ball that’s stuck between the backboard and the rim? James: “That’s a fact.” Q: When was the last time you did it? James: “The summer before last season.” Q: So the last time you did it, you were with Toronto? James: “And I was heavier. I still have everything I can do. It’s not like I lost anything. If anything, I’ve gained [more ability]. I lost weight. I’m stronger, more flexible. I might be able to get it easier now.”
So we saw your before-and-after photo showing your weight loss … James: “One of my most happiest moments.” Q: When the Heat starting doing all of their tests on you and told you to take off your shirt for the before photo, had you ever done that? James: “Never. I never did a before-and-after. But before that picture it was a mix of a whole bunch of other stuff we had to do first that had nothing to do with weights. So, we didn’t lift or anything before that. Then we got in there and they told me I had to take off my shirt. We had to take a before picture. It was weird to me. It was really weird to me. I thought I was going to be the only one because I came in something huge. I thought they were going to show me progress or what I don’t want to get back to. But, then I ran through their iPad magazine. It was like a magazine, their iPad, their own accomplishments with other players and I saw it with my own eyes. And from when I saw that iPad on I wanted to change myself.”
How much weight have you lost? James: “From 275 to 238.” Q: Where does the weight loss help you the most? James: “It’s just all-around. If you’ve seen the before and afters, I know they only show you the front part, but my back, they take the before and after, and my back has completely transformed all the way slim. Just being able to do more things agility wise. I can move, cut through smaller spaces and definitely give more effort out there in the game. I can go from 100 effort to 150 now.”