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Kendrick Perkins Shows Up to Thunders Camp 32lbs Lighter, Looks Scary
I favor the Oklahoma Thunder in the West despite the Clippers acquiring CP3 and high flying Blake Griffin and Kobe and the Lakers. While everyone has enjoyed the excitement of watching Kevin Durant and other OKC players take on exhibition/charity games throughout the country, forward Kendrick Perkins has been getting healthy and preparing for the 2011-12 season by slimming down. He showed up to the Thunder camp 32 lbs lighter, and while he looks a tad bit scary to me, I am interested in seeing if the slim down approach helps him in the post with OKC.
Perkins spoke on his new diet and how it’s benefited him:
“I was just eating whatever I wanted. You have to change up your diet a little bit. But there was a lot of things that was healthy on the menu that I actually liked,” Perkins said. “I feel a ton better. … It’s just a sacrifice you’ve got to put in. You’ve really just got to be honest and look yourself and look yourself in the mirror and go from there. [...]
“Obviously, when you get lighter, you move quicker and you jump higher. I’ve never been a real leaper but I’ve got some kind of hops now,” Perkins said. “It’s all good.”