New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Josh Hart hired a chef upon moving to New Orleans so he wouldn’t get fat.
As we all know, New Orleans has some of the best food in the world. Hart admits he was eating fatty food this offseason and knows he can’t eat the tasty cuisine New Orleans has to offer during the regular season.
A grinning Josh Hart on why he hired a chef upon moving to New Orleans: "I was having bacon-wrapped shrimp and grits, stuff like that, deep-fried oysters. I can’t eat all that during the year – I’m going to feel fat, and I’ll be slow on the court and everyone’s going to boo me."
— Jim Eichenhofer (@Jim_Eichenhofer) September 24, 2019
The Pelicans will appreciate Josh Hart taking care of his body and avoiding the food in New Orleans. To make the playoffs in the rugged Western Conference this upcoming season, the Pelicans will need Hart to be a spark plug off the bench.
Last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Hart averaged 7.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 67 games. He shot 40.7 percent from the field, 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free-throw line.
Hart is really looking forward to playing with the Pelicans and for the city of New Orleans. He told Pelicans general manager David Griffin not to trade him after the Anthony Davis deal went through because he really wanted to play in New Orleans.
On the Pelicans, Hart will have Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram with him. The three youngsters are eager to help the Pelicans make the playoffs in 2019-20.