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8 NBA Players Team With Celebrity Chefs To Shot-Block Bad Eating Habits

The NBA FIT Live Healthy Week is here
Jan 6, 2014 3:00 pm

The holidays have left everybody a little sluggish. We’re all feeling it at the Food Republic office today and did shots of wheatgrass during our morning meeting. Not really, but we probably should have. Anyways, our friends at the NBA realize that early January is a great time to get healthy, which is why they have organized the NBA FIT Live Healthy Week — running now through January 10.

Will Veggie Evans Save The Brooklyn Nets Season?

Rebounding star gets his own kale-themed shirt
Dec 23, 2013 10:00 am

Brooklyn-based design collective Veggie and Friends — founded by Lee Frank (also of Nachos NYC) —  has designed a Reggie Evans–inspired t-shirt as a tribute to stellar rebounding and kale. Evans is a member of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets. 

NBA Power Rankings: Chili's Edition

Ranking all 30 NBA teams by their spot on the menu
Dec 10, 2013 10:00 am

Welcome back to another edition of the Food Republic NBA Power Rakings, where Jason Kessler takes stock in the current NBA season and ranks each team in order — and by their place on a specific restaurant menu. Previously he ranked Lebron, Kobe and the non-hobbling D Rose via the menus at Cheesecake Factory and McDonald’s. This time around it’s Chili’s. So, who is the Quesadilla Explosion Salad of the current NBA season? Read to find out.

Knicks Pasta-Shapes Feud Gets Ugly Like A Bowl Of Day-Old SpaghettiOs

Metta World Peace, Kenyon Martin in bucatini beef
Dec 4, 2013 12:00 pm

We are here to talk about pasta, and how pasta — specifically, pasta shapes — is causing some beefaroni in the Knicks locker room.

8 Places To Eat And Drink Near The Barclays Center In Brooklyn

Great restaurants are much closer than you think
Oct 31, 2013 9:00 am

After years of controversy to its build-up, the Barclays Center had an eventful first year in Brooklyn, with A-list concerts and an improbable Nets playoff run (damn you, Nate Robertson!). But one question persists for Brooklynites, intrepid Manhattanites and visitors from parts unknown: where to eat before the game or concert. Here are eight of our favorite restaurants a short(ish) walk from Barclays, from golden oldies to brand newbies.

NBA Preseason Power Rankings: Cheesecake Factory Edition

Ranking all 30 NBA teams with menu items
Oct 28, 2013 9:00 am

Who doesn't love a good bowl of cereal in the morning? Tastes good, easy clean-up and there's a good chance you're eating marshmallows before noon. Not a bad way to wake-up. This edition of the Food Republic NBA Power Rankings takes every team and matches them up with an iconic breakfast cereal. Check out the results.

20 Best Athletes With Food Names

Finally, we can write about Chili Davis
Jul 17, 2013 10:01 am

Today marks the only day of the year in which there are no live sporting events in any of the four major U.S. professional leagues. Yes, we know that many of you are going through severe withdrawal — before meaningless MLB midsummer games begin again tomorrow night, of course. As a distraction, we’ve assembled a roster of 20 of our favorite current and former professional athletes who have names resembling food and drink items.

Legendary Hoops Coach Phil Jackson Is Serious About Roasting Root Vegetables

Because, obviously, Phil Jackson is serious
May 20, 2013 1:01 pm

This weekend The New York Times Magazine published a long profile of 13-time NBA champion Phil Jackson. The biggest news swirling around the piece was Jackson’s stance on Michael Jordan vs. Kobe Bryant (he takes Jordan all the way). But with this being Food Republic, we took some interest in the multiple references to Phil Jackson’s refined culinary abilities. Specifically, we learn...

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