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How COVID Destroyed My Health and Fitness Routine G'day tribe. So I finally caught COVID and it knocked me around. During the first 2-3 days I experienced body aches. Do you know that feeling in your legs after the most intensive leg workout ever? That's how I felt all over! For the next week or so it was mostly a congested chest and headaches. It's been two weeks since I first caught COVID and full disclosure, I am an asthmatic which is usually only season or when I get allergies. It's been a week of hell regarding energy levels and congestion in my chest and It's had a detrimental impact on my ability to go for my 5km run and my resistance training regime. ![covid-run.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/wolfgangsport/242NoBsdkvFLmrcfxqK3Fq1DWJdGu5moJP3eeJZERtzqntaPPPHYwWnkvPGANtpJgctB1.jpg) Exactly a week after getting COVID I still felt very congested but since my lockdown had ended, it felt like life or death that I had to go for a run. Not only did I feel like I needed the physical exercise to try and sweat things out, but mentally I needed it more than ever. When I reflect on the time, it isn't that bad of a time but compared to my personal best that I hit a month earlier it was around 20% slower. ![Screenshot_20220410-161517_Strava.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/wolfgangsport/242YUqaYa5Cnx1wKb5E3WFK98xnpzhhUPncHVpuapZfhq1PjhCmU2pJcfePmxbinUXQ6N.jpg) I caught COVID in the first days of April and you can see a week later just how much off the pace I was after my first run. ![Screenshot_20220410-161459_Strava.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/wolfgangsport/23sxfpe7h2KiNV8YtHwUHCTeMZgajTr4nX1nnG6phaLQLQ95RB5LQEiweYxHksdHmpzK5.jpg) I went for another run today, two weeks after first getting COVID and thankfully my pace is starting to get back to my personal best time. My chest still felt heavy and I didn't have the energy levels I'm used to having which allows me to have a fast final kilometre knowing that the end of the run is in sight. ![Screenshot_20220415-162630_Strava.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/wolfgangsport/242hqjBQqRrNXasCKreQg7ArTdHvRTjGUhasZXkwDB8bzi3ox4M6CYATR9oqVvioG6pLQ.jpg) In the week since my first run, I've been trying to recondition my body slowly by throwing in some sets of resistance training throughout the day randomly as well as going for the weekly 5km run. I'm in need of something comforting to get through this period and I've stocked up heavily on Powerade Zero Sugars which is one of my favourite drinks. ![20220416_205946.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/wolfgangsport/EoErR8bnUXJuGBrwW4nin54cpxnuZ4gJ4ZmWguvEUajYRTEQVEy79KiNXJ1TF8CSkbm.jpg) Let me tell you that this has been an absolute nightmare. My appetite has been all over the place and I've found it hard to stick to my usual eating regime. Energy levels barely get me through work, let alone the willpower to work out and make optimum meal choices. In making little steps, I'm writing this in between a chest and core workout and reconditioning my body to my usual regime. Like I said, it's much needed for both my body and mind and I'll keep pushing through the barriers to get back to my normal routine again. --- ## THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Wolfgang Sport started in 2017 as a way to connect my passion for American and British sports. Today it's evolved into a blockchain sports blog pushing the boundaries into the crypto world and embracing Web3 technologies. - [Check out our Web3 HIVE powered blog](https://wolfgangsport.dblog.org/) - [Or our traditional Web 2.0 website](www.wolfgangsport.com) - [Check us out and give us a follow on Twitter](https://twitter.com/wolfgangsport1) - [Get motiviated by my Actifit journey on dblog](https://actifit.dblog.org/) - [And visit Sports Talk Social, a HIVE built sports media community](https://www.sportstalksocial.com/) sportstalk @wolfgangsport

As good as test cricket is, it's hard to fit into the modern day with a 5 day working week that runs the same hours as they play. Day night tests I think are awesome however as it allows more to attend in the evening and after work too. hive101690 @wolfgangsport

I hate United, but I admit even I was happy to see CR7s passion after his goal. Vintage Ronaldo hive101690 @wolfgangsport

Anyone who gets picked up by Ole Miss is gonna have potential. This draft is gonna be all about the sleeping QBs as it's not considered a deep QB draft compared to previous drafts. These are the Drafts that's an underrated diamond gets picked up sportstalk @wolfgangsport

United used to be feared but they've lost that aura. It's something fans took for granted in the Sir Alex times. Even Wenger had that about him at Arsenal sportstalk @wolfgangsport

Cool post. Controversial choice number one and I'm sure goalkeepers will disagree. I remember keepers hating the unpredictable and weird flight of the ball because if the panel design. Personally the most nostalgic for me though and remember kicking it around as a hopeful teen football @wolfgangsport

Gambling, Drugs and Alcohol Causing Bankrupt Footballers It's not just football clubs that go bankrupt. Clubs like Bury, Rushden & Diamonds and Chester City are a few clubs that have declared bankruptcy and have ceased to exist. These clubs made poor choices with player salaries far exceeding operating income in an effort to stay relevant on the pitch. It's estimated about 40% of professional football players go bankrupt within five years of retiring. How the fcuk do they manage that when an average Premier League footballer earns £60,000 a week? Let's take a look at some of the reasons.  ![footballers-bankrupt.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/wolfgangsport/23xVM1KgXdi5DDQwnLJ5xWTSyMHEbJ4C5ypQAKp4EowSYiC34fMiutsMzx1qeVCvAqgm3.jpg) ## Poor Investments It's no surprise that investment firms are cultures when it comes to providing their services to players which often leads to some poor investment advice, similar to the bankrupted football clubs taking the advice to go ahead with certain player transfers. Almost 600 footballers including Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Andy Cole and Danny Murphy have lost millions of dollars to poor investments by Kingsbridge Asset Management. Rumour also has it that Asamoah Gyan can't even provide for his family any more. He used to drive around in a Rolls Royce and was earning £227,000 a week in China. Gyan even invested money in trying to launch his own airline in Ghana called Baby Jet Airlines. No I'm not joking. Gyan's Rolls Royce has been spotted in the streets of Ghana's capital in an outrageous and insensitive contrast. His number plate also makes reference to Baby Jet. Lawl. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Lifestyles of the rich &amp; famous…check out Asamoah Gyan’s latest Rolls Royce <a href="https://t.co/FZoY7YT10y">https://t.co/FZoY7YT10y</a> <a href="https://t.co/GDzWYcnSOA">pic.twitter.com/GDzWYcnSOA</a></p> — Ameyaw Debrah (@AmeyawDebrah) <a href="https://twitter.com/AmeyawDebrah/status/661545182232510464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 3, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> ## Divorce Part of Gyan's financial spiral also came about following a bitter divorce from his ex-wife. I'd be pissed too if he was flaunting a Rolls Royce around hard working Ghanaians. Gyan then demanded DNA tests to prove that her kids are his. Former star goalkeeper David James is another to declare bankruptcy, doing so in 2014 despite earning more than £20m in his playing career, modelling for Armani and having an impressive property portfolio. ## Drugs and Alcohol Paul Gascoigne was one of England's greatest ever Footballers but in 2014 the national hero hit rock bottom and was facing homelessness following a life of drugs and alcohol during his career. Former Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho also became victim to addition, fell into bankruptcy and was even thrown into a Paraguayan jail for entering the country with fake documents. It didn't take him long to party after getting out of jail though. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Ronaldinho needed only three hours to return to being Ronaldinho. He nailed a party after being released. 😂😂😂 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SilverSports?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SilverSports</a> <a href="https://t.co/XZf9KdIEVd">pic.twitter.com/XZf9KdIEVd</a></p> — Fancy Di Maria (@FancyDiMaria_) <a href="https://twitter.com/FancyDiMaria_/status/1298170761681797120?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 25, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> ## Gambling Many football players have been banned for breaching FA rules on betting. Joey Barton for instance was banned for placing more than 1200 bets over 10 years that broke FA rules. A young Nicklas Bendtner almost fcuked his entire life up in a 90-minute roulette tilt which saw him lose £400,000. He managed to claw most of it back and wisely left the casino. Former players Paul Merson and Keith Gillespie both lost £7m to gambling which led them to bankruptcy. ## Clout When players go from nothing to having it all its easy to get carried away with a fleet of exotic vehicles, mansions and the upkeep of an entourage of leeches. Eric Djemba-Djemba flopped at United but he still got his bags of cash. A young Djemba-Djemba was earning £75,000 at the Red Devils but somehow went bankrupt after reportedly owning more than 10 SUVs. It's easy for players to fall into the trap of trying to keep up with all the designer clout. --- ## YES, ANOTHER FOOTBALL BLOG... Football Blog FC is a spin-off of Wolfgang Sport, an American and British sports blog I created in 2017. The beautiful game isn't what I remember it to be as a kid and using satire is my way of coping with it. FBFC was created to write about football with a bit of fun reflecting the current state of football. - [Football Blog FC Web 2.0](www.footballblogfc.com) - [Wolfgang Sport Web 2.0](www.wolfgangsport.com) - [Check out Wolfgang Sport on Web 3.0](https://wolfgangsport.dblog.org/) - [Visit Sports Talk Social, a HIVE built sports media community](https://www.sportstalksocial.com/) sportstalk @wolfgangsport

Titans could play it smart to grab him as Tannehills long tern successor. Could be a Falcons pick if they play some trade downs and accumulate more capital. Marital is injury prone so he could be their future and a potential starter at some point in the season sportstalk @wolfgangsport

Nice this reminds me of my FIFA days. Personally I hit the Christmas tree 4-3-2-1 and played a central game. I'm not one for the winger trickery. I'd play very central and keep it very physical football @wolfgangsport

Unfortunately I only got the back end of Jay Jays career at Bolton when I was closely watching football and his flair was notable. My personal favourite Nigerian player is Obafemi Martins. The way he could strike a ball and the power he could generate was truly remarkable sportinglegends @wolfgangsport

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Real Reason Vancouver is the Next NBA Team Vancouver deserves an NBA team after they cruelly lost their team in 2001 after only six seasons. The original Grizzlies relocated to Memphis and the city watched on as the neighbouring Toronto Raptors went viral on the back of Vince Carter's popularity. ![vancouver-grizzlies-nba (1).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/wolfgangsport/23xpAzJsw86LqME9c89GZFq2aZwijvmUogY1aU5JJVfSJrtFMkghFTkxBLUP7rA325KTS.jpg) Fast forward to today and Vancouver has many reasons why they're ready for the next NBA expansion or relocation team. They got ripped off by some piss-poor contracts in the past, like paying some bloke called Bryant Reeves $64 million on a 6-year contract Reeves was on similar money to what Shaq was on at the time and Reeves went on to make zero All-Star appearances, averaged less than 10 points a game and he suffered from weight problems during his career which ultimately led to his retirement after only six seasons in the league. The Grizzlies while in Vancouver made some woeful draft picks missing out on players like Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen, Tracy McGrady, Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter. Carter of course ended up making Toronto an NBA relevant franchise so that ones gotta burn. There are 10 cities that could host a team in the league and it's the Seattle Supersonics who are most peoples favourites to become the next franchise. Louisville is right behind Seattle as favourites for the next team in the NBA. Let's be real though, money is everything in modern sports no matter what anybody else tells you and that's the reason how Vancouver will become the next NBA team. https://twitter.com/Fancouver_/status/1347486232947826697 In the days of the Vancouver Grizzlies local businesses didn't get behind the franchise. Who would though. This was a team that never produced a single NBA All-Star. But in this day and age it's all about clout and you've got close to fifty billionaires in Vancouver who could front up an NBA expansion fee which costs about $2.5 billion. Vancouver's corporate landscape has also changed drastically for the international city. You've got global companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Lenovo, Best Buy and EA Sports just to name a few, who are all headquartered in Vancouver. For potential team owners, clout isn't going to put food on the table or keep the Lambo in the driveway. Big business will get greedy on their returns too. Fact is, Vancouver is behind only Montreal and San Diego as the largest market in North America with only one major pro sports team. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Armstrong: Canada deserves a second NBA team, WNBA team<a href="https://twitter.com/OverDrive1050?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@OverDrive1050</a> has MORE: <a href="https://t.co/v6u4p4CVAw">https://t.co/v6u4p4CVAw</a> <a href="https://t.co/FrWoZMPGQq">pic.twitter.com/FrWoZMPGQq</a></p>&mdash; TSN (@TSN_Sports) <a href="https://twitter.com/TSN_Sports/status/1384326729708281856?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 20, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> It's a different time since the Grizzlies left Vancouver in 2001. In their debut season home crowds averaged over 17,000 before the city realised they had a sh!thouse team which finished with a 101-359 record. The population of metropolitan Vancouver has exploded by more than half a million people since then. Owners don't even need to build a new stadium right away. Just negotiate a lease on the almost 20,000 capacity Rogers Arena and you're ready to go. Vancouver is as international and ethnically diverse as Toronto. The Raptors survived with a little but of luck, but Vancouver won't it this time around. The reason Vancouver will get an NBA team is simple. There's plenty of cash in the city and plenty of opportunities for owners make their money back and more. By Sea, Land and Air, We Prosper. --- ## YES, ANOTHER BASKETBALL BLOG... Another Basketball Blog is a spin-off of Wolfgang Sport, an American and British sports blog I created in 2017. Basketball is one of the most culturally intensive sports in the world and the aim is to dive deep into the culture. - [Another Basketball Blog Web 2.0](www.anotherbasketballblog.com) - [Wolfgang Sport Web 2.0](www.wolfgangsport.com) - [Check out Wolfgang Sport on Web 3.0](https://wolfgangsport.dblog.org/) - [Visit Sports Talk Social, a HIVE built sports media community](https://www.sportstalksocial.com/) sportstalk @wolfgangsport

Nice jobs with the series. I've found it's easier to read like chapters. It's crazy the sense of entitlement some fans believe justifying outrageous behaviour just because they pay. hiveengine @wolfgangsport

One of the issues I see is people hitting depression and sometimes suicide once they finish their professional careers. Athletes absolutely need a transition plan post career dunk @wolfgangsport

The Most Memorable Football Counter Attacks in History (Part 2) G'day tribe! Yesterday I posted part one of the most memorable counter attacks in football history. [Check it out here.](https://peakd.com/hive-101690/@wolfgangsport/the-most-memorable-football-counter-attacks-in-history) Today I present the final part. Check out the best in history below! ![most-memorable-counter-attacks (1).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/wolfgangsport/23wCE6SDQ7cv52xUMDwJnMiZHEW9nUZS7jNgULGQXy5Aa7X9w6P4DXMbkMJ1aMmYiSzne.jpg) ## 3. Jamie Vardy – Leicester City (2016) Leicester City were 5000-1 odds to win the Premier League season in 2015/16 and they shocked the world in doing so. Leicester built their unbelievable title run on the back of devastating counter attacking football. Jamie Vardy's speed and his movement was pivotal to their style of play. There isn't a better example of Leicester's counter attacking play than Vardy's strike against Liverpool, one of his 24 league goals during the season. Inside his own penalty area, Danny Drinkwater broke up a Liverpool attack. His clearance landed with Riyad Mahrez who lofted a long ball forward which Vardy latching onto it. After letting the ball bounce, Vardy smashed a brilliant 25-year striker over Simon Mignolet, Vardy revealing after the game that he had seen the keeper stray off his line previously. https://youtu.be/L7qKQXb8BaU ## 2. Troy Deeny - Watford (2013) Before Leicester's amazing 2015/16 title run, Leicester somehow lost an enthralling Championship play-off semi-final from a seemingly impossible position. Watford lost the first leg 1-0. Ahead 2-1 in the second leg and with no away goal rule in place, the match was destined for extra time. Leicester's Anthony Knockaert fell to the ground deep into injury time in controversial circumstances and looked set to take Leicester to the playoff final for a place in the Premier League. Watford's Manuel Almunia however, saved the penalty as well as the follow up rebound and the ball was cleared up field. Watford could breathe a sigh of relief as they survived certain death and on the counter attack, Ikechi Anya controlled the clearance, feeding the ball to Fernando Forestieri who crossed it to Jonathan Hogg at the back post. Hogg headed it back to Troy Deeney who smashed the ball past the keeper completing one of the most amazing counter attacks in history and sparking pandemonium from Watford fans. https://youtu.be/6TnKvlQ2h7s ## 1. Olivier Giroud – Arsenal (2017) Giroud's goal against Crystal Palace was so amazing, it earned him the FIFA Puskás Award 2017. The lead up play was Arsenal at their finest and epitomises Arsenal's playing style. Deep inside their own half, Arsenal's Lucas Perez intercepts a pass to start the break. Giroud cleverly flicked the ball into the path of Granit Xhaka taking two defenders out in the process. Xhaka found Alexis Sanchez in open space down the left and then delivered a cross into the box. The ball went behind Giroud who scorpion kicked the ball which came off the underside of the crossbar and over the line. The strike completed a devastating 13-second counter attack from Arsenal's penalty area. The beautiful lead up play and stunning finish makes Giroud's Puskas Award-winning goal the most memorable and best counter attack in history. https://youtu.be/g03487wpbMY --- ## YES, ANOTHER FOOTBALL BLOG... Football Blog FC is a spin-off of Wolfgang Sport, an American and British sports blog I created in 2017. The beautiful game isn't what I remember it to be as a kid and using satire is my way of coping with it. FBFC was created to write about football with a bit of fun reflecting the current state of football. - [Football Blog FC Web 2.0](www.footballblogfc.com) - [Wolfgang Sport Web 2.0](www.wolfgangsport.com) - [Check out Wolfgang Sport on Web 3.0](https://wolfgangsport.dblog.org/) - [Visit Sports Talk Social, a HIVE built sports media community](https://www.sportstalksocial.com/) sportstalk @wolfgangsport

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Thanks again for the shoutout. Many authors are coming into their own and it's great watching their growth ❤ curation @wolfgangsport

The Most Memorable Football Counter Attacks in History No this isn't World War II's Operation Bagration, this is the best and most memorable football counter attacks in history. ![most-memorable-counter-attacks (2).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/wolfgangsport/23x1BQHSgxhVnQ8Hnc4wHw3N3nmpHoFfyPGkVstCdSKPm55FTJZDzrjrBSirwrxXkXKrv.jpg) ## 6. Fernando Torres – Chelsea (2012) This was truly remarkable. Fernando Torres was Chelsea's £50 million mistake, one of the worst transfers in football history. Chelsea hoofed the ball downfield to an unmarked Torres who was played onside by the fact he hadn't crossed the halfway mark at the time of the pass. He rounded Victor Valdes with the poise of an expensive striker to redeem himself. The context to the goal is what makes this fascinating. Chelsea were down 2-0 on the night against the best team of the generation. John Terry was given a straight red card for an ugly tackle andthey had already lost Gary Cahill to an injury. The makeshift centre-back duo of Branislav Ivanovic and Jose Bosingwa had to defend against one of the best attacks in football history. Somehow, Chelsea scored a goal before halftime against the run of play and was sensationally leading the tie on the away goal rule. After parking the bus and miraculously keeping Barcelona at bay, Torres ended what was looking like another heartbreaking last minute Iniesta moment, finishing off a devastating and unlikely counter attack. Chelsea then went on to win the Champions League Final against Bayern Munich. This one was special as I remember watching it live. My stomach was churning as I truly thought Barcelona would score a heartbreaking last moment goal like in 2009. Unreal that Torres out of all people flipped the script. https://youtu.be/dib2F8_pmNU ## 5. Nacer Chadli - Belgium (2018) Belgium were down 2-0 in the biggest tournament in football, the World Cup in 2018. One of the tournament favourites, Belgian was staring at defeat in the Round of 16 clash. Jan Vertonghen and Marouane Fellaini however scored two goals in five minutes to tie the game in the 74th minute. In the 94th minute, Japan had a corner and was looking for the winner. From the cross, Thibaut Courtois grabbed the ball in flight and threw the ball straight to Kevin De Bruyne with what was to be the last passage of play until extra time. De Bruyne ran with the ball at speed, distributed the ball to Thomas Meunier who slid the ball into the box, Romelu Lukaku completing an epic dummy and Nacer Chadli finishing cleanly to end the game almost immediately. The devastating counter attack took 12 seconds from Courtois catching it to Chadli scoring, finishing off one of the greatest comebacks in World Cup history. Check it out [here](https://youtu.be/6jVdO1Q5xPE). ## 4. Andrei Arshavin – Arsenal (2009) This is stunning and is from my personal favourite Premier League game of all-time. Russian Andrei Arshavin was from a different planet on the day and played one of the best individual performances of all-time. Arshavin single-handedly earned his team a draw, scoring all four goals for Arsenal in a 4-4 draw which ruined Liverpool's title chances. His tally included two goals in three minutes but it was his last goal in stoppage time on a devastating counter-attack which was most satisfying. From a Liverpool corner, Arsenal keeper Lukasz Fabianksi punched the ball clear with Theo Walcott latching onto the ball and charging forward on the counter-attack. It had to be Arshavin who was the only Arsenal player surging ahead and was played into open space by Walcott before smashing the ball past a helpless Pepe Reina. Arsenal went ahead with what was looking like the most unlikeliest of wins, before Liverpool equalised in the dying stages of the game. https://youtu.be/9aJrU5-iJyg ...OK tribe, I'll be back tomorrow with the final part of the best and most memorable counter attacks in football history. Can you think what they may be? --- ## YES, ANOTHER FOOTBALL BLOG... Football Blog FC is a spin-off of Wolfgang Sport, an American and British sports blog I created in 2017. The beautiful game isn't what I remember it to be as a kid and using satire is my way of coping with it. FBFC was created to write about football with a bit of fun reflecting the current state of football. - [Football Blog FC Web 2.0](www.footballblogfc.com) - [Wolfgang Sport Web 2.0](www.wolfgangsport.com) - [Check out Wolfgang Sport on Web 3.0](https://wolfgangsport.dblog.org/) - [Visit Sports Talk Social, a HIVE built sports media community](https://www.sportstalksocial.com/) sportstalk @wolfgangsport

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Which NBA Players Smoke Weed? G'day Sports Talk tribe. Whether players are smoking buds, consuming edibles or applying oils and lotions to relax or for pain management, NBA players love their weed. Kenyon Martin was a defensive beast and was known as a bad boy during his career. He's certainly a bad ass as he loves his Mary Jane. He estimates that 85% of NBA players love the stuff and smoke it too. ![nba-players-smoke-weed.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/wolfgangsport/23uR1FJewwBMqMDNH3NkJgjQqJ3hGGNtRD9VdNdgXU8FhgJxscRr5B2HngEmFWKYAEZHW.jpg) So which NBA players smoke weed? ## JR Smith Who can forget J.R. Smith forgetting the score in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, costing Cleveland the game. Instead of attempting a shot as time was expiring, he dribbled the ball to half court much to the anger of LeBron James. The Cavs went on to lose the game and got swept in the series. Smith's antics on the court proves he's a stoner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk0YmKIpxPI ## Matt Barnes How do we know Matt Barnes smoked before NBA games? He admitted it! Barnes forged a successful 14-season career in the league and is one of the most "high" profile former players advocating the use of weed. Barnes hosts a successful podcast called All That Smoke alongside fellow former-NBA star and pothead Stephen Jackson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKXMzEqkLxg ## Stephen Jackson Matt Barnes' partner in crime, All That Smoke cohost Stephen Jackson, admitted that he smoked weed during his entire career but chose to do so after games so he could perform on the court. He went on to say that other plays may be able to play high but he didn't believe that he'd be able to perform at a "high" standard if he did so.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SvHSKOI4uk ## Lamar Odom It's no secret that Lamar Odom has a history of drug use. In 2015 he almost died after suffering kidney failure, several heart attacks and 12 strokes as a result of using cocaine. Odom has a history of failing drug tests and his blooper real is hard evidence that he got high before hitting the courts. https://youtu.be/y-pPb8LPVoU ## Klay Thompson Former teammate Andrew Bogut revealed that Klay Thompson went by the nickname "Big Smokey" and he has a history with weed. Klay was arrested back in his college days for possession. Some say his often faded appearance is just his personality but there's no doubt Kush Klay is blazed in this interview alongside Nick Young. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Koy2YNGh3Y ## Rasheed Wallace Wallace holds the record for most technical fouls in a season with 41 in 80 games in 2000-01 which is a record that will be impossible to beat with suspensions once players hit a certain amount of technical fould. "Ball Don't Lie" Rasheed Wallace has been done for weed before, having been caught with 49 grams of ganja by the police with teammate Damon Stoudamire. That's proof he went all chippi chippi after a game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3KYSV43MqQ --- ## YES, ANOTHER BASKETBALL BLOG... Another Basketball Blog is a spin-off of Wolfgang Sport, an American and British sports blog I created in 2017. Basketball is one of the most culturally intensive sports in the world and the aim is to dive deep into the culture. - [Another Basketball Blog Web 2.0](www.anotherbasketballblog.com) - [Wolfgang Sport Web 2.0](www.wolfgangsport.com) - [Check out Wolfgang Sport on Web 3.0](https://wolfgangsport.dblog.org/) - [Visit Sports Talk Social, a HIVE built sports media community](https://www.sportstalksocial.com/) sportstalk @wolfgangsport