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Why Kevin Garnett, Celtics Are Responsible For NBA’s PB&J Obsession

Post by bobheckler on Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:03 am

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Why Kevin Garnett, Celtics Are Responsible For NBA’s PB&J Obsession




by Darren Hartwell



on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 9:05AM




When he inevitably enters the Basketball Hall of Fame, Kevin Garnett will be recognized for revolutionizing two things: the NBA’s power forward position and its snack routine.

About that second part.

ESPN’s Baxter Holmes published a story Wednesday that’s spreading across the internet about the league’s “secret addiction” with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Virtually every NBA team offers PB&Js to its players before games nowadays; the Milwaukee Bucks supposedly consume up to 30 of the sandwiches on game day and travel with the necessary ingredients.

So, how did this classic sandwich randomly become the NBA’s jam? It started, of course, with Garnett and the 2007-08 Boston Celtics.

According to Celtics strength and conditioning coach Bryan Doo, the league’s PB&J obsession began when an “unnamed” C’s player complained to him of hunger pangs and decided he could “go for a PB&J.” Garnett apparently heard him and barked out an order: “Yeah, let’s get on that.”

The rest, Holmes writes, is history:

“Garnett had not, to that point, made the PB&J a part of his pregame routine. But on that night in Boston, as Doo recalls, Garnett partook, then played … and played well. Afterward, from his perch as the Celtics’ fiery leader, Garnett issued the following commandment: ‘We’re going to need PB&J in here every game now.'”

Boston, of course, went on to win the NBA title that season, so other players naturally assumed PB&Js were part of NBA’s the recipe for success. As members of that ’07-’08 team dispersed, they brought the PB&J tradition with them, and a “sandwich revolution” was born.

Only in the NBA can one man convince an entire league to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. But if anyone can have that kind of influence, it’s KG.




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Re: Why Kevin Garnett, Celtics Are Responsible For NBA’s PB&J Obsession

Post by NYCelt on Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:23 am

I also like peanut butter and banana. You have to butter the other slice to get it to slide down. I've seen a deep fried version of that one, too.
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Re: Why Kevin Garnett, Celtics Are Responsible For NBA’s PB&J Obsession

Post by bobheckler on Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:43 am

NYCelt wrote:I also like peanut butter and banana. You have to butter the other slice to get it to slide down.  I've seen a deep fried version of that one, too.


NYCelt,

PB&B sounds like the perfect sandwich to have after working out, because of the high potassium content of both ingredients.

My holy trinity is chocolate, banana and mint. Anything that combines at least 2 of those 3 is a winner.


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Post by NYCelt on Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:30 am

bobheckler wrote:
NYCelt wrote:I also like peanut butter and banana. You have to butter the other slice to get it to slide down.  I've seen a deep fried version of that one, too.


NYCelt,

PB&B sounds like the perfect sandwich to have after working out, because of the high potassium content of both ingredients.

My holy trinity is chocolate, banana and mint.  Anything that combines at least 2 of those 3 is a winner.


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Bob,

Torturous conversation to have today. 11:30 here in the east, no time for lunch today, and on top of this quick little exchange I just found out they have a floating grill service operating around the marina where our boat will be docked this summer. Hydro-Hots. Can't get that one off my mind either. So now I'll be thinking of a grilled sausage chased by a chocolate mint ice cream all day. The evil power of suggestion!

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Re: Why Kevin Garnett, Celtics Are Responsible For NBA’s PB&J Obsession

Post by mulcogiseng on Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:46 am

PBJ and PBB are great. But I prefer the classic PBO. That's right, peanut butter and onion. If you think this is weird (don't forget to consider the source lol) but you like raw onion, give it a try. You will love it.
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Re: Why Kevin Garnett, Celtics Are Responsible For NBA’s PB&J Obsession

Post by gyso on Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:39 pm

Fried PB&B is a large part of what made Elvis Presley well, LARGE.

Here is a toasted version:


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Re: Why Kevin Garnett, Celtics Are Responsible For NBA’s PB&J Obsession

Post by swish on Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:15 pm

For me - Peanut butter, jelly and MARSHMALLOW were a must in my lunch box during those early elementary school years - and it's still one of my favorites.

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Re: Why Kevin Garnett, Celtics Are Responsible For NBA’s PB&J Obsession

Post by bobheckler on Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:55 pm

swish wrote:For me - Peanut butter, jelly and MARSHMALLOW were a must in my lunch box during those early elementary school years - and it's still one of my favorites.

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Like a fluffernutter on steroids.


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