Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns made quite a stir earlier this week when he criticized the diet of his young teammate, Anthony Edwards. "I know you all think it's funny up here when he talks about Popeye's and all that s---," Towns said. "That doesn't make me happy to hear. We're high-level athletes."
It turns out that Towns isn't the only NBA star taking a closer look at eating habits. During an appearance on In Depth with Graham Bensinger," Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum revealed that changing how and what he eats was one of his major adjustments coming off the team's loss to the Golden State Warriors in the Finals last season.
"That was part of something I wanted to change from my experience in the Finals and my level of fatigue. I talked to my trainer and was like, 'I want to eat better, I want to change my diet.' I've never been on a diet, I've always been able to eat what I want, but I'm just trying to find ways to give myself and edge. Eating more consistently, eating better, losing body fat, trying to gain muscle. Getting a chef and having him prepare three meals a day."