Vegan NBA Champion John Salley On The Advice He'd Give His Younger Self And #Wellth

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I’ve spent the past year thinking a lot about “wellth” — the idea that success is found in a lifestyle devoted to mental, physical, and emotional health. (I even wrote a book about it.) In this new series, we’re celebrating visionaries who embody what it means to be wellthy. 

John Salley is a four-time NBA champion and now one of the biggest (literally at 6-foot-11) voices in the vegan world. He's also one of the most hilarious guys you'll ever meet as he had the entire crowd at our revitalize 2015 event laughing nonstop.

mbg: Favorite way to break a sweat?

JS: Walking briskly.

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What's your favorite healthy place to eat?


What's your favorite place to get some nature?

The beach.

Favorite holistic treatment?


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If you could go back in time and give your 20-something self advice, what would it be?

Go vegan.

What does wellth mean to you?

Wealth means an abundance of good health and wellness…

Any advice for someone who's looking to follow their passion?

I can help you here.

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