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Changing NBA superstars' surprisingly bad eating habits

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Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on April 21, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

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.


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