Ivica Zubac will be a key piece in the rotation for the LA Clippers this season, and he wants to make sure that his body is up for the task.
At media day on Sunday, the Clippers center said that he changed “everything up” in his diet this summer with the goal of trimming body fat. Notably, Zubac said that he ditched soda, per Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times.
Zubac, who is listed at 7-foot-1 and 240 pounds, averaged 9.4 points and 7.7 rebounds in 20.2 minutes per game for the Clippers last season. He signed a four-year, $28 million deal to return to the team this offseason.
The 22-year-old is far from the only player to make such sacrifices however. Recently, we heard of another NBA big man who gave up something similar.