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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 at 3:05 pm  |  8 responses

Head Coach Brian Shaw Banned Junk Food from Denver Nuggets Locker Room


Perhaps inspired by his wife’s zeal for proper nutrition, Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw (quite reasonably) doesn’t want to see his players wolfing down junk food prior to games. Per the Denver Post: “Kenneth Faried couldn’t explain what happened. All he knew is that on the last play of Monday night’s game, the ball left John Wall’s hands and landed in his. It was a gift. Faried hugged that ball as the game’s final seconds ticked away, clutching to the win that he and the rest of the Nuggets had just tried so desperately to give away. Despite their season-low 75 points, 22 turnovers and numerous mistakes in the game’s closing minutes, the Nuggets still somehow emerged with a win, escaping the Verizon Center with a 75-74 victory over the Washington Wizards. ‘We missed a lot of open shots. They missed a lot of open shots. I don’t know. It was just terrible basketball,’ Faried said. ‘But it’s like that sometimes. We came out with the win, so we’ll take it.’ [...] The Nuggets got off to another slow start Monday night, scoring 18 points in the first quarter. Their previous season low was 88 points, most recently scored five days ago at Cleveland. Shaw has searched for answers to their offensive woes in the first quarters of games. Last week, he walked through the locker room, saw players eating pizza and nachos and believed the poor diet to be the cause. So he picked up all the junk food and threw it in the trash. The Nuggets had fresh salads with chicken breast and cold cut sandwiches before Monday’s game. The sluggish result was the same. ‘We’ll keep searching and seeking until we find (it),’ Shaw said. ‘We just talk about the starters needing to start the game for us. Our bench has been tremendous really this whole season. They’ve bailed us out of a lot of situations.’”

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  • http://signup.divinerenergy.com/ Anthony Dixon

    Organic Fruit!

  • patrick

    a) isn’t pizza supposed to be healthy (per conventional views)? It as all 4 food groups in it
    b) cold-cut sandwiches –> grains aren’t healthy per the primal diet. And there’s that book out called Wheat Belly that argues that eating wheat is dangerous.
    c) did the salad consist of organic items?
    d) was the chicken breast from free-range chickens? or factory-farmed caged chickens? and were the chickens given antiobiotics or hormones?

    Nutrition is complex..sounds to me that Shaw just believes in a lot of the conventional views on the matter (which can be a problem because conventional views are often wrong).

  • pposse

    B. The bread is key in creating a great cold cut sandwich. Go with sourdough loaves from the deli you won’t be disapointed.

  • asdf

    1) there are books saying that a whole bunch of foods are dangerous trying to make a quick buck

    2) Have you ever eaten pizza and nachos before a game?… Doesnt feel too good.

  • jaycee

    Alkaline diet for peak performance, concentration and recovery.

  • brothasdontsurf

    andre miller will be clogging even more toilets now

  • moose

    You’re asking about organic (one of the world’s greatest scams) and suggesting someone else may be subscribing to populist nutritional ideas. Jeez.

  • Paleo Meal Delivery

    A lot of the heat players have been getting paleo meal delivery from Primal Organic since 2011. Gluten free eating is popular among nba players.

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