Fountain of Youth

When something seems to be working for the Spurs, and they refuse to discuss on it, you know it is bound to be something extraordinary. You know you’ve discovered something really interesting when former Air Force intelligence officer and current Spurs coach Gregg Popovich goes through the trouble of hiding or covering exclusive information.  That’s how we come to find ourselves talking quietly about the mystery of cold-pressed juice.

Some of the superstars of the San Antonio Spurs have created this magical juice that might be the key to their success.  Kawhi Leonard’s custom cold-pressed juice has 4d24c8555a932f53a52b182515126601been named “Kawhi-Zilla” by Spurs staff, and features strawberry, watermelon, lemon and chia seed. LaMarcus Aldridge drinks one with a label that reads “LaLa Leave My Juice Alone,” which is a mixture of pineapple, orange, strawberry, spinach and secrecy. For the last three years, nearly every player on San Antonio’s roster drinks the magic juice made by the Spurs Staff and it is made for the ultimate recovery.  The juices contain all sorts of fruits, vegetables and nutrients to help the players recovery faster for their next game.

This Magic Juice may or may not actually work but over the lasti decade the Spurs have ranked first in the league with only 1,054 missed games to injury. During the 2015-16 season, Spurs players missed only 59 games due to injury.  Is this juice the real deal?  “Man, we ain’t gonna talk about that,” Leonard says. “It’s just juice.”  The great Greg Popovich talked about how when he first became a part of the Spurs organization he was the trainer. “You guys get over there and lift those weights over there. You guys go over here … 10 times, yeah, that’s it. That’s a good weight.’ Seriously, that’s what it was like. Now, I get on the bus, and no sooner than we sit on the bus last night after the game, Will Sevening, our trainer comes on: ‘Water, water, water.’ He’s giving everybody [these drinks and says], ‘The sooner you eat, the sooner you rehydrate, the sooner you get the protein back in and the electrolytes and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, the more you’re gonna recover for tomorrow night’s game.’ And all that sort of thing. So none of that existed back in the day. Not a bit”

The Spurs have gone up 2-1 in the series with the Rockets, the Spurs have looked dominating especially Kawhi leading the charge.  Is this Magic Juice part of the Spurs success?  Only time will tell on with the old fashioned Spurs.

 

Source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/presents19295594/nba-playoffs-2017-san-antonio-spurs-made-100-percent-juice

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6 thoughts on “Fountain of Youth”

  1. This seems similar to “Michael’s Secret Stuff” from Space Jam in the Greatest Upset of All-Time. Whatever is going on in San Antonio is working and working well. It is simply incredible all that’s being done there and the success they’re having. Losing Tony Parker hurts, but they play so well together that I really think they can beat anyone. But honestly, the biggest weakness in San Antonio is Ginobili’s Bald Spot. Maybe trainer, Will Sevening, can concoct some Magic Juice for hair growth.

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  2. I always find it interesting to learn about a team’s or player’s superstition. The Spurs have certainly been playing well, so whatever they are doing, it is working. San Antonio is starting to click on all cylinders at the right time. It will be interesting to see how far this “Magic Juice” will carry the team in the rest of the playoffs.

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  3. I had no idea they were such a healthy team, and rarely missed games due to injury. I did notice that they’ve had some oldies out there that were still throwing up numbers, like Tim Duncan or Tony Parker.

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  4. I’ve never really heard of this secret juice that they drink but it sure is an interesting topic given that they lead the league in least amount of games missed due to injury. As an athlete I understand the importance of staying healthy. I agree with the players not making the juice a big deal with the media because in reality it’s just a drink. The spurs have a good thig going, hopefully the can make a solid run.

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  5. I have never heard of this but it is very interesting. I understand why it is so important that they are refueling their bodies. I think how healthy their trainers keep them is most definitely a reason they are performing so well and resisting injuries. Excited to see how far they go!

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  6. The Spurs have been the most consistent team in the last decade or two. Whatever they do, whether it be what they drink or how they train, works. Duncan played at a high level well over the average of NBA retirement. Tony Parker missed his first playoff game in 16 years. Manu is old and is still balling. The Spurs know how to work the loyalty and longevity of their players and it will be great to watch Kawhi continue this for years to come.

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