Hornets Al Jefferson Gave Up Fried Chicken To Drop 20 Pounds


Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson found a way to shed 20 pounds this summer through a small lifestyle change to his diet. He gave up fried chicken.

Jefferson shared his weight loss tips and struggle with putting the chicken down with the Charlotte Observer.

“Every Popeye’s commercial I see, I have to turn the TV off,” Jefferson said

Jefferson also gave up sugar and starch. He said losing weight became easier once he became disciplined about eating.

The motivation behind it is to ensure his knees stay healthy.The 30-year-old will be a free agent next summer and is reportedly seeking another long term deal.