Saying that you need to eat meat to be a pro athlete is just flat-out wrong, and these vegan NBA players know what’s up. They traded in their old ways of eating for delish vegan meals, and their energy and performance levels have improved! Check out the ballers who are changing the game:

Kyrie Irving

Officially a part of the @celtics Tradition! Truly grateful. #AllLove

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The Boston Celtics have a lean, mean vegan-eating machine on the team. Powerhouse player and peta2 Libby Award winner Kyrie claims that going vegan has done wonders for his body and energy levels, which he even mentions in his latest Nike commercial. We love that he’s found his groove in being vegan. ?❤

Wilson Chandler

Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler played his best season yet after going vegan—and he’s encouraging other NBA players to make the compassionate switch, too.

JaVale McGee

It’s great when the squad comes together, especially to support your compassionate eating choices. The Oakland Golden State Warriors player’s buddy and fellow teammate Nick Young joined JaVale for some vegan chicken and waffles. Yum!

Jahlil Okafor

Posted by Jahlil Okafor on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

In a PETA exclusive, Jahlil sat down with longtime vegan John Salley to chow down on cruelty-free cheesesteaks, pizza, chicken wings, and cheese fries—and to get a few tips from the legend, too—while sharing his positive experiences of being vegan both on and off the court. Check out the vid:

Feeling Inspired?

We’re putting the ball in your court—check out our Guide to Going Vegan and try eating vegan today! From delish recipes to tips and how-tos, we got you covered. ?❤