Big men who are battling DeAndre Jordan already have enough to worry about during games, so at least he affords them some pleasant concessions. They'll never have to deal with his odor or his nails.
Jordan opened up to Elizabeth Holmes of the Wall Street Journal about several of his grooming routines, and in the hyper-masculine world of professional sports, his habits are quite rare.
The 25-year-old Jordan told Holmes that his mom encouraged him to get regular manicures and pedicures when he entered the NBA five years ago.
"She's like, 'Well, your feet are going to take care of you, so you need to take care of your feet.'" Jordan told Holmes.
Jordan says after he got over the initial discomfort (women in the salon laughed at his size 17 feet), he grew to love the process. He's been getting regular manicures and pedicures for the past five years. Now he has a manicurist come to his house every other week.
"I know why girls go and have their nails done so often and have spa days," Jordan said. "It feels awesome."
Manicures and pedicures aren't Jordan's only grooming secret. Jordan says he applies Secret deodorant before games. He likes that it's light and doesn't leave behind any residue.
"I'm always powder-fresh during the games," said Jordan, who is off to one of the best starts of his career. "I'm sure my opponents love that."
Perhaps Jordan is sniffing around for an endorsement.
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