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John Salley on vegan life Former NBA player and Vegetarian All Star John Salley on how our food goes from farm (or polluting massive industrial farm) to fork!
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Welcome to The Show! On Tuesday, four-time NBA champion John Salley will stop by to chat about the upcoming NBA playoffs.


Now that his playing days are over, Salley has been working with PETA, urging students to consider vegetarianism. Salley became a vegetarian 17 years ago and now he'll be helping PETA host two veggie-burger giveaways to students in the Chicago area. The students' lunches will be provided by Chicago's Soul Veg Restaurant. Other vegetarian athletes include Prince Fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers, Raja Bell of the Charlotte Bobcats, and Olympic legend Carl Lewis. For more information, go to


John Salley: I'm John Salley and I'm a vegan. I'm a vegan because I'm only four pounds heaver than I was in 1989.

Luke (Charlotte): How did you make the decision to go vegetarian?

SportsNation John Salley: I was a vegetarian first. I had high blood pressure at 27, everybody in my family died of cancer and I new it was in the food so I changed my diet.


John Salley: I did a PSA about a year ago with PETA since then they have invited me to speak about the health benefits of being a vegetarian.


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