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The Key To Success? What Some NBA Stars Are Giving Up To Enhance Their Performance On The Court


The NBA is not the same league it used to be. Guys are faster, quicker, slimmer.

No longer is the league ruled by strong, muscley guys dominating the inside. Instead, the NBA is a more finesse and three-point shooting affair.

To accommodate, some NBA stars have gone to extreme levels to keep their performance at elite hights. They've decided to give up something must of us consume on a daily basis: Meat.

In an interview with B/R Mag, Kyrie Irving revealed this new strategy for success:

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"Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told the broadcast team. "I had to get away from that. So my energy is up; my body feels amazing."

Is going Vegan the secret to Irving's hot start?

Before you write it off completely, know that Irving isn't the only one. Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all joined the movement.

And while that's certainly not close to the majority, it does seem to be a growing trend amongst the NBA's biggest stars. Supposedly, it gives the body a new source of energy and allows for one to lose weight and slim down for optimal speed and quickness.

Whether or not it actually works as well as Kyrie would have us believe is still unknown, but who's to say that he's wrong?