LeBron is 1) probably the best basketball player ever to lace up his shoes, 2) obviously a smart guy with a near-photographic (domain-specific) memory, and 3) clearly more into bikes than the average person. But there's clearly some shading around the edges going on in this interview. The guy's a gazillionaire, and he rides around a bike he apparently got years ago for free or for a steep discount. Dude should see inside my garage.
It feels good to buy things, that is. Even for me. But the mental image of what that item is going to look like in a few months, covered in dust, on its way to the Goodwill or the DAV, should keep us all in check. The idea of a storage unit is the most batshit-crazy thing I've ever heard, and Americans have doubled use of them in the last decade?
This reinforces one of my central beliefs: Obesity and its attendant problems, climate change, and poverty are all different legs of the same elephant:
Hear me out: one person drives to work when he should be walking, busing, riding his bike, and he complains about how he doesn't have any money and he wishes he could lose weight. Person number two takes his unhappiness about the state of his life and tries to bury it by buying a bunch of crap he doesn't need, then complains about his lack of money. Person three wishes someone would do something about climate change as he drives a giant gas-guzzling truck to and from work, impoverishes himself with (government-subsidized) fuel costs, deprives himself of physical activity, and further contributes to the problem. Person four not only drives that truck to and from work, but also takes it through the drive-through at the local fast food chain where she buys (government-subsidized) sugary, fatty, low-fiber food to eat.