San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard is a simple man. He still drives the 1997 Chevy Tahoe he had in high school; he never complains on the court; and he has one of the most laid back personalities in the NBA.
GQ recently interviewed the 2-time All-Star to discover what he eats on a daily basis. The man’s diet is just as simple as he is.
“I just try to stay away from beef and pork. I’ll try to get something like grilled chicken or fish. Something like that with some vegetables,” Leonard told GQ.
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His diet hasn’t always been that healthy. When “The Claw” was in college, he didn’t have enough money to buy organic healthy foods.
That obviously needed to change once he made it to the NBA. But the transition from his college eating style to the NBA was easy for Leonard. Why? Because his mom cooked for him during his rookie year.
“It was actually pretty easy, because I really didn’t enjoy eating fast food, especially as I got older,” Leonard said. “It just didn’t taste good to me. I’ve always liked home-cooked meals. And my mom moved to San Antonio my rookie year and would cook for me, so it was an easy transition.”
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Leonard is in the league MVP race and is averaging 26.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game.