“I just got to be better. I have to elevate my level from being one of the top 10 to 15 players to a top-5 player. I have to try to make everyone else around me better,” Tatum told The Undefeated during recent filming for the NBA Lane commercial to celebrate the league’s 75th-anniversary season.
October 28, 2021 | 3:07 pm EDT Update
Vinny Benedetto: Michael Malone says Nikola Jokic is questionable for tomorrow’s game vs. Dallas. Jokic didn’t practice today, though he was on the court in sandals when the media was let in. Malone added Jokic won’t play Friday if he or the training staff has any concerns.
Harrison Wind: Michael Malone on his second unit: “That second unit is struggling to score, make shots. Well, Bones has shown he can do that. I’ve got to throw Bones out there and see what he can get going with that group as well.”
When Suns point guard Chris Paul first heard about plant-based diets upon arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago the native of barbeque-loving North Carolina was anything but tempted. “I was like, nah, I’m cool off this,” a smiling Paul told Reuters in an interview. “I’m from the south, and we eat every piece of the pig you can find.” But when the 36-year-old perennial All-Star finally took the leap he was astonished by the impact it had on his health. “It has been life-changing,” said Paul, who joins U.S. women’s soccer team striker Alex Morgan, Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton in going vegan.
“Playing as many games as I play throughout the course of a season, everything is about recovery. How fast can my body recover? “And being plant-based, the recovery changed just like that,” he said, snapping his fingers. Other health issues, like his chronically clogged sinuses, also improved once he made the switch. “The more I dive into it, the more my body has changed. I’m grateful,” he said.
Now Paul, one of the all-time great floor generals and an influential voice on issues of racial inequality, has bigger ambitions. He plans to introduce plant-based foods to communities that have never really had the option. “If you live in a neighborhood and on the corner all you have is soda and fast food restaurants, then that’s what’s affordable and that’s what’s accessible,” he said. To change that, Paul has invested in plant-based shake company Koia to put their drinks in vending machines on the campuses of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU).