Mike Mancias Rumors
At one point during the prepractice stretches, Waiters stood in one corner of the convention center ballroom that had become their practice court and danced, sang and rapped along to the music accompanying their movements. On the other corner of the room, Smith sat near James as James got stretched by his longtime trainer Mike Mancias. “I think we’re pretty close,” Davis said, when asked how far the team is from where it wants to be when games begin to count. “There’s still some things that we want to work on. We were one of the worst teams in transition [defensively], so we’ve been going over that a ton, watching film on that a ton. But I think everybody came back in shape. You could tell guys have been working during the break. Now it’s all about putting it all back together.”
“The only timeline that we’ve been given as far as training is that I will be allowed to work out with Mike Mancias again on Monday, which will be the two weeks away from the quarantine they put us on after we all got tested after the Nets had four guys who tested positive,” James said. “… I’ve just been training. I’ve been training five days a week and staying ready. What they always say. Stay ready when your number’s called.”
Tania Ganguli: Something seemed to be amiss with LeBron’s right elbow. He had his trainer Mike Mancias take a look at it right after the buzzer and was icing it postgame. “I mean, it’s fine, I’m icing it right now,” he said. “We’ll see what happens.”
Dr. Karen Joubert: As a PT for 27 years I have had the good fortune to work with some of the top athletes in the world … then came Lebron. I want you all to know how bad his injury was and is, the pain he endured. Along with his amazing trainer, Mike Mancias, he was on the court in 6 weeks, it should have been 6 months. Unselfishly, he endured pain, pain, pain. He did not want to let the Lakers down, the fans down. But I know what he went through! I learned about determination, the will to win, how to get the job done. He is a force to be reckoned with. @kingjames @mikemancias1 #lebronjames #lakers #basketball #lebron
On Sunday he led his Cleveland Cavaliers squad to a 121-114 victory over the Brooklyn Nets with 37 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Following the game we learned that James was suffering from a cold, which is why he only got three hours of sleep on Saturday night. At some point in the night, he moved from his hotel bed to the couch to elevate his head. When that didn’t work, he called his trainer, Mike Mancias, who made a middle-of-the-night run for cold medicine. James finally fell asleep somewhere in the 3 a.m. hour. He was awake by 6:30 and was up the rest of the day.
In the summer of 2008, as LeBron James and members of USA Basketball’s “Redeem Team” prepared for the Beijing Olympics, a 23-year-old James began ramping up the training regimen that has become a part of his standards today. “He leaves no stone unturned,” James’ longtime athletic trainer, Mike Mancias, told ESPN. “We do, collectively as a group, work as a group and say, ‘OK, what are we missing? What else? What else haven’t we tried? What else haven’t we uncovered?’ And, ‘Why not?'”
LeBron James has been silent about Isaiah Thomas joining the Cavs, but he had plenty say about his own game Wednesday evening. James, who is working out in Los Angeles twice a day with trainer Mike Mancias and Cavs coaches and player development staff, posted to Instagram footage of him scrimmaging in a famous auxiliary gym on the campus of UCLA.