NBA player Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics revealed last week that he has adopted a plant-based diet. The star player explained his dietary shift to Chauncey Billups during a recent ESPN postgame show—after the Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 108 to 100. “Well, this season, [I am following] more of a plant-based diet,” Irving said. “Getting away from the animals and all that, I had to get away from that. So my energy is up, my body feels amazing.” Irving joins a growing number of professional athletes—including fellow NBA players Jahlil Okafor, Damian Lillard, and Wilson Chandler—to recently adopt an animal-free diet for optimal performance.
Love the plant-based lifestyle as much as we do? Get the BEST vegan recipes, travel, celebrity interviews, product picks, and so much more inside every issue of VegNews Magazine. Find out why VegNews is the world’s #1 plant-based magazine by subscribing today!