News

Shoe-In NBA Recruits Go Vegan

College basketball phenom brothers Jontay Porter and Michael Porter, Jr. have adopted a plant-based diet to optimize their chances of going pro before the NBA 2018 draft.

University of Missouri star college basketball players Michael Porter, Jr., and his brother Jontay Porter recently transitioned to a plant-based diet. The Porter family were long-time vegetarians and made the shift after mother Lisa Porter hired raw vegan diet consultant Doug Graham. “I just didn’t want to make any mistakes,” Lisa Porter (a former basketball star at Iowa State) told media outlet The Kansas City Star. “These boys are playing at a really high level. I didn’t want to leave anything unchecked.” Graham visits the Porters at home to guide their new diets and help inspire them with recipes such as raw vegan pizzas and other plant-based foods, which the family believes will be the key to securing spots for Michael Jr. and Jontay during the 2018 NBA draft. “I have tons of questions I’m still asking him,” Michael Jr. said about Graham. “He’s old and still bench pressing, deadlifting, so I have tons of questions to ask him.” The boys are both fond of smoothies, which father/assistant coach Michael Sr. prepares for them at halftime. Michael Jr. hopes to hire a private vegan chef once he is a professional basketball player. The Porters will be in good company once they join the NBA, as several players—including Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Jahlil Okafor, and Kyrie Irving—have recently adopted a plant-based diet to achieve optimal physical conditions.

More News

Vegan Girl Scout Thin Mint Chickpea Snacks Debut in June

Biena Snacks partnered with female-empowerment organization to create its iconic cookie flavor in chickpea-snack form—which can also be eaten frozen.
Read More »

Vegan Tacos Win Food Battle Against Fish Tacos

Taqueria La Venganza obliterated Ricky's Fish Tacos in LA's Taco Madness competition.
Read More »

Postmates Ends Deliveries of Foie Gras

The delivery service will no longer honor orders that contain the cruel product made by force-feeding ducks.
Read More »

New Vegan Market Opens in South Florida

Vegan Fine Foods offers a range of plant-based products with a 100-percent vegan guarantee.
Read More »

Beyond Sausage Debuts at All Whole Foods Nationwide

Beyond Meat's newest product, pork-free sausages, is now available in the meat section at Whole Foods Markets.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »