Professional basketball players are night owls, as most of their games don't end until around 10:30pm. The game is followed by a press conference, a shower and then it's either back to the hotel or hopping on a jet to their next game.
With very odd eating hours it's tough to eat healthy or vegetarian. NBA star, James Jones, who is now a vegetarian, tells ESPN, "Room service is tough.... I'm ordering five side dishes of steamed broccoli, five dishes of steamed asparagus and a bowl of brown rice."
Though James is a vegetarian, he's in the minority. But the tide is turning.
Not only are NBA players embracing yoga, but they're slowly embracing eating vegetarian. With James coming out of the vegetarian closet, and just a week ago Carmelo Anthony saying he went meatless for 21-days, are we in the beginning of a shift?
Retired star, John Salley (pictured), hopes so. Salley credits his vegetarian diet for making him a better player and has just launched an organic and vegan food company. He says he's looking to spreading the word about the benefits of eating vegetarian to others: