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How Veganism Improves Your Life with NBA Coach Joseph Blair

May 22, 2024

Today, we host a trailblazer in the world of sports and mentorship. With a professional basketball career that spanned the planet –  including a stint with the Harlem Globetrotters and a Euroleague MVP award – Joseph Blair, also known as The Vegan Coach, brings experience and wisdom to his role as assistant coach for the Washington Wizards.

Off the court, Joseph champions a plant-based lifestyle for its health benefits and its impact on the environment and animal welfare. He is outspoken and passionate, and that is reshaping how fans and athletes think about veganism.

And be sure to check out his Instagram page to watch “The Vegan Diaries,” where he takes you to vegan restaurants at home, around the country when he travels with the Wizards, and abroad.

Join us as we learn more about Coach Joseph Blair, from his journey to plant-based living to his insights on how to inspire people, whether it’s to play better ball or to eat vegan.

Listen to Episode 283 with Coach Joseph Blair

What we discuss in this episode:

  • Insights from Coach Blair’s time with the Harlem Globetrotters.
  • His journey to becoming vegan.
  • The transformative power of conscious living.
  • Coach Blair’s diet and fasting practices.
  • How Coach Blair discusses veganism with his players.
  • The food culture within the NBA: what players and coaches eat, including on the road.
  • The inspiration behind “The Vegan Diaries.”
  • Tips from Coach Blair for aspiring vegans or those curious about adopting a vegan lifestyle.


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