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Tim Hardaway Jr. Talks NBA Fit

Tim Hardaway Jr. Talks NBA Fit

Knicks guard reveals how he stays healthy as part of league's new fitness campaign to promote wellness among basketball fans.

Published January 24, 2015

New York Knicks shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is only 22 and has been dominating the court since joining as a freshman last year. As an active member of NBA Fit, the league-wide initiative encouraging basketball fans to stay active, Hardaway shared with VIBE how he keeps it tight and right all year round.

While basketball is already a workout in itself, Hardaway seeks other avenues to work on his body, and other sports aren't out of the equation. "Besides basketball, I'd definitely say lifting weights and doing cardio," he said. "I like to swim a lot in the summer when I'm not playing basketball. Swimming, biking and things like that just so you're sweating."

For those who don't enjoy working out as much, the young NBA star recommends doing an activity you love with friends and the people you spend the most of your time with. He also boasts a hip hop-heavy playlist. "I like to listen to Jay Z, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, J. Cole, Wale, Lil Wayne, Drake, Machine Gun Kelly, Stalley... It all depends on what mood I'm in," he revealed.

Aside from exercise, diet is also a key component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Hardaway's trick is to keep it clean by eating lots of fresh foods. "Just stay away from the greasy, fried food and snacks, like chips and candy," he said. "I know it's kind of tough when you're a kid or young adult. Some people have a fast metabolism. Eat your fruits and vegatables, and make sure you eat a lot of grilled or basked fish and chicken."

Elsewhere in the interview, the athlete discusses the benefits of working out with your significant other, the recent changes in the Knicks roster and reaching his goals.

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Written by Moriba Cummings

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