Here's A Funny Anecdote About A Young, Absurdly Athletic Boris Diaw

Boris Diaw had a period in his career when he was the butt of fat jokes, but when the Spurs big man was younger, he was in ridiculously good shape.

Marc Stein wrote an excellent feature on the journey of Diaw, but here's the highlight, a story about Diaw from then-Suns front-office employee and current Cavs general manager David Griffin.

"Boris walks into the gym one day wearing flip-flops and holding his customary cappuccino, which was a staple for him every morning," Griffin recalled. "It was during pre-draft workouts, so he sees the Vertec [machine] and asks what it is.

"We tell him it measures your vertical leap by determining how many of the bars you can touch. He asks what's the highest anyone has ever gone, and we tell him Amare' [Stoudemire] cleared the entire rack.

"Boris puts down the cappuccino, takes off his flip-flops and clears the entire rack on the first try. Then he calmly puts his flip-flops back on, picks up his cappuccino and walks away, saying, 'That was not difficult.'"

Diaw might not still be able to do that, but he's one win away from a championship, so he's probably fine with his current status in life.

[ESPN]