Kyrie Irving's new secret weapon: Veganism.

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Boston, Massachusetts - Kyrie Irving, known as one of the NBA's most efficient, explosive and clutch players has been producing MVP numbers in the past month. He has convincingly led the Boston Celtics to an impressive 16 game winning streak and pundits have been vocal about his added speed and stamina.

When asked to comment about his remarkable outburst and surge in on-court energy, Kyrie attributed it to his new plant-based regimen:

"Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that. I had to get away from that. So my energy is up; my body feels amazing."

The question now is not whether Kyrie will continue this auspicious lifestyle upgrade or not; Kyrie is a very stubborn man according to his teammates. The real question is whether other NBA players will continue to follow the 2011 No. 1 overall draft pick's lead. We have already seen big-time superstars such as Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler and Al Jefferson, as well as role players such as Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor transition to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past 12 months, so things are looking more promising than ever. Only time will tell.

Hurry up, LeBron!

Elliot Chan
Vegr Contributor

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