Have you ever wondered what kind of workout training do NBA players do?

These basketball players are doing several kinds of workout training that consists of boxing.

Basketball players need strength conditioning exercise and boxing is best for them. Boxing is best for the cardio aspects and is beneficial for the handwork, directional movement, and footwork.

Boxing training can help in boosting mental agility, helps in sculpt musculature and hand-eye coordination. Boxing provides great movement to the body. Boxing is a stress buster and helps in improving blood pressure and blood circulation.

Not every player is doing boxing training but yes there are some who are improvising their skills day by day by training themselves with boxing training.

Here are Top 5 NBA Players Who Train With Boxing Workouts:

  1. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

Damian LillardDamian Lillard is an All-star and unanimous 2012-2013 NBA Rookie of the year, who steps in the boxing ring. He has become among the most exciting players in the sport and this happened due to fueling it with boxing.

He is doing better day by day and making Blazers proud by his high career goals and scoring and rebounding with the help of the boxing training.

  1. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

Joel EmbiidThe oft-injured player Joel Embiid has shown how dominating he could be in an earlier season of 2016-17 by scoring 20 average points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks per game in 31 games. Embiid is using boxing training to improvise his skills and can take the team’s spirit high.

Recently, Joel posted his after boxing session picture on his Instagram and said he felt the rock. His boxing training had made him the best player in the league in 2017-18.

  1. Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers

Kyle KuzmaKyle Kuzma has become the most developing players in the Lakers. By using his 6’9 height, he scores big shots and rebounds. Kuzma is using boxing training as a workout and using all the benefits of boxing in his game.

He keeps on updating his fans with his workout training videos and pictures from his social media account. His hard work has taken Lakers to a different level and the team is achieving more day by day.

  1. Moe Harkless

Moe HarklessFormer Portland Trail Blazers forward Moe Harkless performs boxing in his daily workout routine. When he is at his hometown New York, he works out at Rumble boxing.

Apart from boxing, he performs extensive core routine, and yoga to keep himself in shape and flexible.

  1. Kristaps Porzingis, Mavericks

Kristaps PorzingisKristaps is improving every season. He has increased with his field goal percentage, rebounding averages, blocks, and scoring, and the credits to this development go to boxing.

All these NBA players use boxing as workout training. They are utilizing another sport’s benefits in their game.

You all can take inspiration and use any game to stay fit and healthy.


The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as a health advice. We would ask you to consult a qualified professional or medical expert to gain additional knowledge before you choose to consume any product or perform any exercise.


Paayel is a correspondent at Sportz Business Magazine and pursuing Journalism from Lady Shri Ram college. She is an aspiring and passionate journalist, who is on her way to gain more knowledge and wisdom.

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