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John Salley has four championship rings and somehow, is rarely out of sight despite having retired in 2000.Lately, though, he has become a serious advocate of wellness, cutting public service announcements, and sharing his vegan lifestyle with the world. Meat is a wonderful thing, but fast food will kill us all if we let it, and kids don’t play out in their yards like they used to.
However, Salley’s crusade for wellness gets a little awkward when he suggests that Dwyane Wade—one of the league’s most popular players, and a prominent Gatorade pitchman—is a victim of dehydration.
From Beyond the Beat:
“The reason he’s (Wade) having the problems with his legs is he’s dehydrated and not getting anything to satisfy what his muscles do, and no one is telling him,” Salley explained, who along with the Miami Heat’s James Jones shared their thoughts on how their diets as vegetarians have helped their respective basketball careers.
Sports drinks are an inexact science and as we learned with the recent Vitamin Water debacle, sometimes, there’s very little science at all to them. Still, given how heavily Gatorade has invested in Wade, and how much the company banks on its image as the great, credible innovator of the bunch, Salley might be barking up the wrong tree. Certainly, you shouldn’t be expecting any comment from Wade any time soon.
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