Did you know that JaVale McGee is a staunch vegan?
"I’ve been fully vegan for about five to six months now since the season started, and probably a month before," JaVale told GQ back in late February.
On Thursday morning, JaVale was a guest on KNBR 680 to promote his "Water For Life Charity Softball Game" this Saturday at the Oakland Coliseum.
Near the end of the conversation, the two-time champion was asked about his diet.
"My teammates really don't rock with the veganism -- they like food too much," JaVale explained. "It makes me feel amazing, it keeps my weight down ... keeps me in shape, my mind.
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"That's definitely something I'm working on even more, and I worked on last summer -- they said that my fault was that I couldn't guard perimeters in switches and things of that nature. So being vegan really helped me out, and being able to be more agile and guard LeBron for example.
"That wasn't happening last year until the summer and I went into the gym and really focused on what I needed to do to be able to get more time on the floor."
JaVale showed improvement last season with his ability to slide his feet and stay with guards and/or wings.
But in the Western Conference Finals, he was relegated to the bench because the coaching staff didn't think he would be able to effectively guard James Harden or Chris Paul.
The 30-year old is about to become an unrestricted free agent, and it's unclear if the Warriors want JaVale back for a third season (it's also unclear if they will be able to afford him).
And in case you were curious:
"If I'm not vegan I can get up to around 270-275 (pounds). If I am vegan, I can stay around 255," JaVale said.
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller