What’s your perfect Friday morning?
For Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert, it might involve Pokémon Go and yoga. The Cleveland Cavaliers teammates posted their early morning antics on Instagram. To be fair, Shump seemed a bit more interested in catching them all than Kyrie:
Those Staryu can be stubborn. After Shump finally put down his phone, the pair got into an intense yoga session on the beach:
That pose is known as Standing Bow, and I’ve gotta say Shump looks a little stronger than Kyrie’s.
Yoga is an absolutely phenomenal tool for basketball players. The basketball-centric benefits of yoga include more fluid hips, lighter feet, increased strength, increased mental focus and reduced risk of injury.
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Shumpert’s and Kyrie’s teammate Kevin Love is an avid yoga practitioner. He credits yoga with helping him improve his game in a variety of ways, but he also says it might be his toughest workout. Read more about Love’s yoga obsession here.