As I have pointed out before here on NBC Sports, I really do love watching NBA marketing unfold in front of me. Enter newest Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George and his latest sponsored Instagram post. In a recent video posted to his page, George put up a training montage set to an Eminem song that was essentially an advertisement for the gym and trainer he had been working with over the summer.
ESPN.com According to Indiana Pacers backup center Al Jefferson, he has lost a lot of weight and is in better shape than when he signed with the team last July. "Since I signed here last year, [I've lost] 40 pounds," Jefferson told The Indianapolis Star. "Since the season, 20 [pounds]." Jefferson added: "I'm a vegetarian now. I got sick eating some home fried chicken. That’s my favorite. I just gave it up. See how long I can do it. I'm not saying it’s forever." Jefferson was motivated to change his eating habits and work hard on his game in the summer after playing poorly in 2016-17. Last season, the 32-year-old averaged 8.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 66 appearances. Jefferson is signed through
Indiana is Myles Turner‘s team now. Gone from last season are Paul George, Monta Ellis, Jeff Teague, Aaron Brooks and more. More than just Turner, everyone on the Pacers’ roster is going to get a chance to shine.