Foodbeast Katchup

#78: NBA’s Secret Eating Habits w/ ESPN’s Baxter Holmes

May 23, 2019

NBA players are often seen as larger than life personas, and inaccessible, but ESPN Senior Writer Baxter Holmes has found a way to unify them with the common fan, through food. 

Holmes has covered the NBA for nearly a decade, and has uncovered some of the league's biggest eating quirks; from a league-wide obsession with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, to the Portland Trailblazer's almost necessary caffeine addictions

The legendary Holmes joins the Foodbeast Katchup Podcast and shares these peculiar moments with us, what led to him pursuing these stories, and how they carry a humanizing effect toward people who are often just seen as figures we watch on TV. 

Holmes goes in-depth in discussing how San Antonio Spurs head coach Greg Popovich has built a special team camaraderie through intimate dinners, how wine became a hobby for several players, and even how he found out Kobe Bryant consumed bone broth as part of his daily health routine.    

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