LeBron James ordered a pizza with 16 different toppings

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/3704/" data-ylk="slk:LeBron James">LeBron James</a> has clearly let himself go. (Getty Images)
LeBron James has clearly let himself go. (Getty Images)

LeBron James is allowed to eat whatever the heck he wants. He averaged nearly 42 minutes per game during his brilliant MVP turn in last season’s NBA Finals win, he’s already played more minutes than several NBA luminaries that retired in their mid-to-late 30s (LeBron is 31), and he burns more calories before tip-off than most people do all day.

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This, however, via his Facebook page (and our pals at Reddit) is something else:

(Courtesy Facebook.com/LeBron)
(Courtesy Facebook.com/LeBron)

LeBron’s Facebook caption reminded us to never “order while starving.” He also added a side salad.

“High-rise dough” and spicy marinara with mozzarella? That’s a typical start to things, a pie usually then topped off with pepperoni and mushroom (or, for the gut-watching NBA player, grilled chicken and spinach) before ending the order.

Nah. Not for The King. He’s come a long way since asking for well-done steaks, pre-cut for him.

For those that don’t want to squint at the receipt, here’s the rest: Parmesan, grilled chicken, turkey meatballs, banana peppers, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, green bell peppers, kalamata olives, red onion, spinach, sea salt, oregano, arugula, and finished off with an olive oil drizzle.

Each one of these options are delicious, but wouldn’t they be better portioned off perhaps three toppings at a time on, I don’t know, six different pizzas?

Also, it’s not that the toppings are incongruous or ill-fitting in any way (the turkey meatballs next to the chicken might be a little objectionable, if we’re honest), but how in the world did Blaze Pizza fit this all on one pie? Even on a “high-rise dough” pie? LeBron James is an investor in the company, which is attempting to work its way into the pizza-fied, non-objectionable chain realm of Five Guys or Chipotle, so apparently they had no choice but to work it all out.

LeBron James has two full months before training camp starts. He’ll have about eight weeks to work all that high-rise dough out, as well.

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Kelly Dwyer is an editor for Ball Don’t Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at KDonhoops@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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