RN: Is it hard not to just eat fast food all th,e time when you’re on the road a lot? Eric Bledsoe: Oh, for sure. I grew up eating fast food all the time. I developed that taste for it. As I got older, I started to teach myself to reverse those habits. I had to tell myself I can’t have it. We have a lot of 19-year-olds on our team now, I hang out with them a little bit. They get it all the time. It’s tempting. My kids as well. I have to tell myself not to eat it anymore. It’s hard, for sure. RN: What’s your guilty pleasure when it comes to food? EB: Ice cream. I love ice cream. Vanilla Blue Bell.
Warriors owner Joe Lacob went on Bloomberg Radio on Friday and provided a minor update on Steve Kerr’s status. The ailing head coach, who was reportedly at the Duke Medical Center on Friday, underwent a spinal cord leak procedure, Lacob said. Kerr hasn’t coached in any of the Warriors last five playoff games. Assistant Mike Brown has stepped in in Kerr’s absence. Lacob said he’s hopeful Kerr can return “sooner rather than later.” Here are his full comments to Bloomberg.
“I said this to the team, we all have to kind of decide how process that part ourselves,” Myers said. “Because he still could–I don’t want to mislead people–but the possibility of him coming back still exists. “But that is different than relying on it. You can have that optimism, we all can have that hope. But reliance on it, I think, is something nobody’s doing at this point. Nor should they.” Hope for a change in Kerr’s health and a quick return. But brace for him to be out past June.
I asked Myers: When you talk with Kerr, do you ask or can you tell how close he is to coming back? “You know, I can’t even say that,” said Myers, who had just talked to Kerr before Friday’s workout. “I can’t say better one day or the next right now. I’m just kind of waiting to be able to say that–I think he is, too–to be able to say it’s getting better or it’s close. That’d be great. “But I can’t say it right now.”
“It’s very unfortunate what’s happening here,” Lacob said. “He had a back surgery. Relatively common procedure almost two years ago now. And had a what is really a relatively uncommon thing happen. Which is the dura around the spinal cord got nicked. And you wind up having a spinal cord leak. And ultimately headaches and other symptoms. Bad headaches. Migraines.
“Hopefully it was solved yesterday he had another procedure. It’s gone on for nearly two years. Very unusual I believe. I have a medical background so I know a little bit about this. I’ve never really heard of many people having this problem for this long. We feel really bad for him, the players, everybody understands it. We just have to be in his court here and support whatever it takes for him to get back and I’m sure they will eventually solve it. Hopefully sooner rather than later and hopefully we’ll have him coaching on the court sooner rather than later.”
Aldridge spent his first nine NBA seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers and says his former team “did some things for extra nutrition, but we didn’t do the whole cold-pressed juice thing like this.” Traditional centrifugal juicers use rapidly spinning blades to tear apart fruit and produce. But those mechanics both heat the fruit and expose the ingredients to air, which is said to decrease the nutrients that actually make it into your body. Cold-pressed juicers, on the other hand, extract juice by pressing and grinding without air exposure or heat.