Back in 2009, the Lakers were on their way to the first of back-to-back NBA championships. During the season it was revealed that forward Lamar Odom ate lots of candy, all the time.
It got to a point where he began boasting that his ingredient for success was a pre-game bowl of Starbursts. Some were dismayed over the message it sent, others had a good laugh over it.
But it raised an interesting point: that many of the game's top superstars eat a lot of sugar. This prompted Ken Berger CBS Sports NBA Insider to delve into the sport's sugar culture. In his three-part series, he also looked at a diet revolution that is sweeping the league.