On my other blog, I expressed skepticism about the virtues of pro ballers downing energy drinks. But I checked with my NBA-employed friend, and he said that guys love Red Bull, and that the coaches endorse it “in moderation.” In other words, they probably wouldn’t endorse drinking it as often as I do.
Also, someone named Woody chipped in with the following:
Actually, if you look at the nutritional value of Red Bull it is very much a good product for athletic performance. I don’t think the others are though, due to the manufacturers using High Fructose Corn Syrup as the sweetener as opposed to the Sucrose & Glucose found in Red Bull. I am a serious ironman triathlete and have been training & racing using RB since a trainer for the Sacramento Kings turned me on to it about 4 years ago. Since then I met their sponsored athlete Tim Deboom (Ironman Hawaii champion 2x) and have fine tuned my use of Red Bull, water and gels according to me glucose needs. So yea, NBA players can certainly benefit from it as I have.
Well, I guess I stand corrected.