Oh, to be a professional athlete.
In a Cleveland Plain-Dealer profile, Cavaliers forward Tyler Zeller tells Mary Schmitt Boyer that he went into this offseason underweight thanks in part to a bout with the flu at the end of the 2012-13 campaign. So how did he make up for lost weight?
By eating Krispy Kreme donuts, of course.
"I ate about six in probably 10 minutes," Zeller said, "maybe less."
Thanks in part to his love of Krispy Kremes, Zeller gained 20 pounds during the offseason. The 7-footer told Schmitt Boyer that he actually felt out of shape when he returned to Cleveland in late June at 258 pounds, so he worked himself into a muscular mold in the 255-260 pound range.
The North Carolina product had a solid rookie season for the Cavs, starting 55 games and averaging 8 points and 5.7 rebounds. During the summer he participated in Team USA's mini-camp in Las Vegas.