carmelo anthony - skinny

*The new NBA season won’t arrive until October, but Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James are prepping now to get in training shape for game time.

Taking to Instagram, Anthony debuted a new slimmed down look on Monday. The 30-year-old New York Knicks player received more than his fair share of mixed reactions from his female fans.

“Melo is one sexy piece of ass” one lady said, while another fan weighed in, asking “why the heck did Melo lose weight??? He needs to get his sexy back ASAP!!!!”

Although his weight loss will benefit him on the court, believes Anthony’s knee problems, which he struggled with throughout the 2013-2014 NBA season may have also played a part in motivated the athlete to change his size.

lebron & son (skinny)

As for James, nicolebitchie notes that he has dropped a reported 10-15 pounds. Health exports state that the NBA all-star (and possibly Anthony) has shed the weight as a result of a low-carb diet. With James the effort is more in tune with training his body to rely on fat for fuel, which is the case with a low-carb diet.

Recent pictures of James show the weight loss as well as better overall body composition from the change in diet.

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