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LeBron James changes up routine; arrives early to arena with Allen and Jones

In a new commitment to his outside shooting, LeBron James has started arriving early to AmericanAirlines Arena with Ray Allen and James Jones to get up three-point shots.

James arrived early to the arena on Friday for the second-straight game. The new routine didn't help much on Wednesday against the Raptors. James went 1 of 5 from behind the arc.

James began the season at a career clip from distance but has cooled off considerably in recent weeks. James is 6 of 22 from three-point range in his last six games.

"When you get here early to shoot, you can find your rhythm without feeling pressed for time," Jones said. "Everyone knows shooting is mental. You have to be physically and mentally prepared."

Allen's preparation is legendary throughout the league. He has arrived early to arenas both home and away throughout his career. On road trips, he takes a cab to arenas, leaving long before the team's first bus (the shooters' bus) even departs team hotels.


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