Brooklyn Nets forward Jeff Green is 34 years old. He's also not LeBron James. Therefore, there is no reason for him to be dunking the way he does at this stage of his career. Yet, Uncle Jeff still surprises fans with thunderous throwdowns and tomahawks that still manage to catch bodies from time to time.
Jeff Green's dunking prowess at 34 has certainly caught a lot of attention, which has led to some question what goes in Mr. Green's Secret Stuff. The 14-year veteran revealed via Kristian Winfield of New York Daily News that his diet has changed over the years. As he grew older, he realized just how important a healthy diet is to maintain the tip-top condition he wants to be in to continue playing at a high level even at this point of his career with the Nets.
“When I was young, I was able to play through a lot of the eating habits that I had, as far as some fast food,” Green told the Daily News. “(My diet) definitely has changed because I’m not as young anymore and able to perform on the court eating fried chicken every day.”
“It’s definitely helped as far as me being able to do what I do in year 14. The nutrition has definitely given me the energy,” Green said. “The information for what you need to put in your body, which allows you to go out there and move at a certain rate like you were young.”
Jeff Green is playing a steady role for the Nets this season and his strict nutrition plan is probably one of the reasons for his resurgence. In 58 appearances so far, including 34 starts for the Nets, the former no. 5 overall pick is averaging 10.6 points while shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 38.4 percent from three.