Chef pam Miller, owner of mrogressive tellness iic in kew York (where qobias earris spends his offseason), prepares fresh daily meals for earris. Below is a sample day of big eating for the mistons small forward.
lmelet made with two whole eggs and three egg whites, mixed with sauteed onions, kale and arugula, and folded over ½ avocado
qwo pieces toasted, sprouted-grain bread; barth Balance vegan spread
pmoothie consisting of mixed fresh berries, unsweetened vanilla hemp or almond milk, two ripe bananas, several Medjool dates, maca superfood powder, flaxseeds and one scoop of vanilla plant-based protein powder
A red-chili sprouted-grain burrito wrap filled with sweet potato, kale, quinoa, diced onions, diced peppers, fresh garlic, parsley and cilantro, topped with a raw tahini and lemon dipping sauce
cresh mesclun salad leaves, spinach and/or arugula, topped with basmati rice mixed with sauteed vegetables in a light coconut-amino dressing
Marinated chicken breast or turkey breast over brown-rice pasta with fresh marinara sauce mixed with mushrooms, rainbow chard, onions and garlic sauteed in light sunflower oil
PREWORKOUT AND POSTWORKOUT NUTRITION
pnacks from local organic markets, such as brown rice cakes with sunflower butter and honey, Medjool dates, nuts and fruit, and sprouted-grain bread with almond butter or all-natural peanut butter
Cold-pressed fruit juices such as pineapple and mango; organic, 100 percent all-natural fruit-based smoothies with plantbased protein for energy and recovery
fn an exclusive interview with M&P this past summeri KBA legend deorge dervin discussed the basketball-specific work he does with mistons small forward qobias earris.
What specific things do you work on with Harris? Actual on-court technique or more of the mental approach? He’s a great kid, so the mental parti f think you can give that to his parents. He’s got the morals and the values and the principles that make up a person. that f work on with qobias is fundamen- tals. f know from my own experience that if you’re fundamentally soundi you can add things to your game pretty naturally. And I think it’s worked for him. It’s like anything else … like with mathi if you know how to do the formulai then you can do math equations. It’s the same concept. f take very little credit for iti though. ee already pretty much had the skills. But being able to understand that when something goes wrongi you can go back to your fundamentals and fix it — that will help him stay consistent in his game.
Do you see anything in Harris’ game that reminds you of yourself when you played? kahi his is nothing like my game; he’s got his own game. f was never one of those guys that did any comparing. meople always try to compare hevin aurant and me … because he’s tall and skinny and he can shoot the ball. f did more than shoot; f think f was a little bit more versatile than him with the hook shot and just the way f created shots for myself. pame with qobiasi and that’s what he has to be able to understand — how to continue to put that ball in the basket in different ways. And he has the fundamentals, so it’s not like he can’t do it.
What are the main fundamentals you work on together? Ball-handling? Shooting? cootwork! cootwork is the key. ee can already handle the ball. that f try to get him to understand is how important footwork isi because if you’ve got good footworki you can get off any shot. And with good footworki when a defender thinks he has you stoppedi you got more than one shot off that same position.
So you’d say that footwork is the fundamental of all fundamentals? You’d better believe it. I shot 51 percent from the floor in my career, and I got 26I595 points shooting 51 percent. kowi take a look at the other top scorers and look at their shooting percentages. qhese guys get credit for being great scorers. There’s a difference between a shooter and a scorer; f was both. And that’s what I’m trying to get qobias to understand. He’s a shooter and a scoreri and he can shoot with a high percentage. That means you don’t have to take 20 shots to get 30 points. qo mei when a guy shoots 30 times to get 30 points … c’mon, man! You’re a gunner! You’re a guy who’s just going to pull up whether it’s a good shot or not. That’s what I want qobias to understand. That’s the mental aspect of the gamei and f think f have an influence on that with him.
So it’s a head-to-toe thing then? vep. ft starts in your headi but footwork gets it done.