“He has the worst f—— diet ever,” Thompson told The Athletic’s Joe Vardon and Jason Lloyd. “Ask him what he eats for breakfast. He has like five (pieces of) french toast, drowns it in syrup with strawberries and bananas. Then he has like a four-egg omelet and then he goes and just f—— dunks on somebody. It doesn’t make sense.

“He eats desserts with every meal. He’ll come with his one-week diet, vegan crap, but he literally eats like it doesn’t make sense. He’s really a specimen. He eats like shit.”

Thompson played alongside James from 2014-18. He remembers attempting to follow the latter’s eating habits one season, but he couldn’t shed the excess calories.

“I started gaining weight and said, ‘F— this,'” Thompson recalls. “I mean, it works for him. He loves sweets. He loves sweets. He eats desserts and French toast. It’s crazy how his body just burns it.”