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Cade Cunningham, the No. 1 Draft who went vegan thanks to McDonald's and promises to revolutionize the NBA

2021-07-30T02:45:09.128Z

The super talented 19-year-old forward changed his diet after eating hamburgers for two weeks in a row. He comes to the Detroit Pistons, who celebrated their signing to a full house and dream of recovering the glory of the past.



07/29/2021 11:38 PM

  • Clarín.com

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Updated 07/29/2021 11:38 PM

Forward Cade Cunningham, 19, was chosen as the No. 1 pick by the

Detroit Pistons

in the 2021 NBA Draft, held tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Fulfilling the predictions of the previous one,

Cunningham headed the list of 60 young talents

who will have the great opportunity to start their professional career in the best basketball in the world.

Cunningham, who barely played a year at

Oklahoma State

University

, entered the draft as a talented and complete player, exceeding all expectations as a scorer.

His presence with the Pistons will immediately make him the promise that can change the course of the historic franchise, which is committed to rebuilding its team.

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-, (@defnotsbud) July 30, 2021

Some talent hunters who have followed Cunningham's college career with Oklahoma State consider him the most complete promise to enter a college sweepstakes in a long time.

Cunningham was the big favorite to take the honors selection

during the ceremony in New York, although Pistons general manager Troy Weaver had not revealed his plans for the week and had said the team would analyze any scenario, including that of a trade.

In the end, Detroit was left with the 19-year-old, mentioned as a first-pick candidate even before he ever set foot on the Oklahoma State campus.

While his name was being announced in Brooklyn, a party was unleashed at the Detroit stadium to celebrate his arrival to the team.

This is how Cade Cunningham's selection was lived at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

The sun seems to rise for the automotive franchise 🚗🌤️pic.twitter.com / LJybf72Oiq

- De Faja (@defajacom) July 30, 2021

The Arlington, Texas point guard is 2.03 meters tall and weighs 100 kilos.

He lived up to the expectations generated by such girth and displayed an ability to play fluently.

A curious fact about the new star of the Pistons has to do with his diet: he is vegan.

What is really surprising is when and why you made the decision to take that habit.

It was after eating McDonald's hamburgers for two weeks in a row, on a trip to Greece that he took with the United States basketball team.

Cade Cunningham hugs his mother upon learning that he will be a Pistons player.

Photo: AP Photo / Corey Sipkin.

Cunningham, the first player in Oklahoma City history to be a first pick, joins the Pistons who have won just 20 games in two straight seasons, and who have not had a positive record in the last five years.

In a day marked by the media bombshell that meant the transfer of Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he will play with LeBron James, Cunningham's first statements as a Pistons player say a lot about this young man who promises to revolutionize the NBA.

When asked if tonight would be remembered 10 years from now as Westbrook's arrival to the Lakers or the Cunningham draft, the new "wonder boy" replied: "It will be remembered as the restart of the Pistons franchise."

Cade Cunningham was asked "10 years from now, will this night be remembered for Cade Cunningham being drafted No. 1 or that Russell Westbrook was traded to the Lakers?"

#nbadraft #okstate pic.twitter.com/Gw2njtsvld

- Michael Kinney New account (@MKinneyMedia) July 30, 2021

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