Regular West Side Market shopper and Cleveland Cavalier Matthew Dellavedova is having quite the NBA postseason. You could say he’s at peak #SPORTS right now, coming off a dominant Game 3 NBA Finals performance that carried the Cavs to a win and a 2-1 series lead over the Golden State Warriors.
But one only attains that level of athleticism with a killer pre-game diet. Apparently, Dellavedova’s consists primarily of coffee, but he says he’s going to ditch it for tonight’s Game 4 in Cleveland. The reason? Delly had to be taken to the hospital after Game 3 to be treated for dehydration and severe cramping. He believes his pre-game joe was partially responsible for the hospital visit.
We can’t fault him for his allegiance: Drinking the beverage regularly could reduce his risk of melanoma, heart disease, and type-2 diabetes. Moreover, a 2014 University of Birmingham says longterm drinkers “can develop a tolerance to the potential diuretic effects of coffee.”
We’ve already learned from Serena Williams that coffee can be the key to on-court success, so Dellavedova would be wise to reverse his temporary coffee fast if he’s looking to help continue his improbable Finals run.