Monday, May 28th, 2012 at 11:05 am  |  17 responses

Bruce Bowen: Changes in Diet Led to Tim Duncan’s Resurgence

Last season, the basketball world looked on sadly as Tim Duncan seemed to finally be breaking down physically. And after a first round loss to the upstart Memphis Grizzlies, former Spurs teammate Bruce Bowen claims that significant changes to Tim Duncan’s diet — starting in the offseason, and continuing throughout the NBA lockout — have helped him regain form this year. From the Express-News: “Former Spur Bruce Bowen said that 20 pounds that Tim Duncan has lost since the end of last season has been a major reason for his comeback season this year. Bowen appeared Sunday morning on ESPN’s Sports Center. He said that Duncan had a revelation that led to changes in his conditioning after the first-round elimination to Memphis last season. ‘He lost a lot of weight,’ Bowen said. ‘In fact, when we would go out to eat, Tim would split the bill and we had a big plethora of food out of us. But now, he’s starting to eat wheat bread and chicken only, no mayonaise, no mustard, none of that.’ Bowen said the weight loss has helped Duncan extend his career. ‘That’s easy on his knees and easy on his body and he took care of his body during the lockout,’ Bowen said. ‘He understood it would end at some point, but he took care of himself.’”

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  • neaorin

    Amazing what an oil change and some spare parts can do.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    OKC will still win. Tim Duncan can play, but Spurs are winning without him. Tony Parker should have been MVP of NBA and Ginobli is the closer. BOOK IT!!

  • capostat

    “big plethora of food”. I’m sorry, to make this post about Bruce Bowen, but I can’t stand him.

  • Heals

    If only the rest of America’s fat a$$ got the memo…

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    ^yeah, it’s not really rocket science. i guess being fat and unmotivated while drowning in advertisement is just easier. Vance packard, hidden persuaders is a good read

  • leks

    Tim Duncan’s Diet Secret #1: Stay Away From Mustard!

  • Sean B

    First round sweep to the Memphis Grizzlies? When did this happen?

  • Salty

    LOL capostat. I don’t know what it means to have “a big plethora of food out of us”.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    Bruce Bowen should go out to dinner with Oliver Miller. It would redefine the word ‘plethora.’

  • http://nba.com/celtics lights out

    stood out to me too, Sean, haha. weird. c’mon Slam.

  • fruizm

    Good nutrition is everything!

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    “Got a big plethora of food out of us”…
    Wouldn’t that mean that they had a bowel movement?

  • yc

    yes apparently it does mean bowel movement. guess they check and talk about eachothers bowel afterwards

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    ‘got a big plethora of food out of us’… this is what happens if you don’t stay in school kids…

  • Bo

    Mustard has almost no calories… way less than wheat bread.

  • Chuck

    Great because I love chicken wings from KFC as long as there are some greasy fries nearby.

  • Greg

    if only Shaq had 25% of Timmy’s dedication…