55: John Salley on sex, spirituality, & veganism – Part 2


Tune in for part 2 of our 2-part episode with actor, NBA star and vegan activist John Salley, where we discuss his thoughts on milk, the Paleo diet and politics, and his new documentary “The Missing Peace”. We also tease out some of John’s favorite things.“Not my mother, not my milk” — John is a strong advocate against drinking cow’s milk, and you may well decide to avoid it when you hear his convincing arguments! His views on the paleo diet are equally powerful. “We were farmers”, he says, “not hunter-gatherers… They think the Flintstones is real!” Don’t miss his recommendation for a new vegan cheese that has even the most dedicated pizza lovers fooled.

John’s consciousness stems from his becoming a vegan, and he lives his life by that choice, from the foods he chooses to eat and the products he uses. He compares his body to a 1964 Mustang, saying “Keep it sexy” — there’s no reason to let the body become inflamed and diseased. John’s body is his universe and he takes excellent care of it through a super healthy diet.  This episode is filled to the brim with fascinating topics; John blew our minds with his views on the pharmaceutical industry, politics and propaganda. He also shares with us some of his favorite things, from toothpaste to cooking oil, teammates and movies, not to mention the surprising secret to his dog’s longevity!

John Salley’s

Most can achieve a goal and be pleasantly satisfied with their results but to continually create new tasks to accomplish and to reinvent yourself is the mark of a versatile and motivated individual.  It is the definition of father, athlete, actor, entrepreneur, talk show host, philanthropist, wellness advocate, vegan and champion: John Salley.  A proud native of Brooklyn, New York, John found a love for basketball at an early age.  He accepted a Basketball Scholarship to Georgia Tech to play for legendary head coach Bobby Cremins. From there Salley went on to become a 15-year NBA veteran and was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams.  During the 80’s, Salley was a member of the Detroit Piston “Bad Boys” squad.  Salley went on to Chicago playing with Michael Jordan as part of the Bulls 1996 championship team.  In 1999, Phil Jackson invited Salley to come to Los Angeles to provide experience and leadership to the 1999-2000 Lakers’ championship team.

After his retirement from the NBA in 2000, Salley explored several opportunities in both television and film.  John’s film credits include Bad Boys 1 & 2, Eddie and Jerry Bruckheimer’s Confession of a Shopaholic. John has served as host for numerous award shows and was also the host of The John Salley Block Party on 100.3 The Beat Morning Show in Los Angeles.  John recently hosted the Reunion Shows of VH-1’s #1 rated show, Basketball Wives.

John spent 7 years serving as the co-host of the Emmy nominated, critically acclaimed “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” on Fox Sports Net.  He was also the host of the sports talk show “Ballers” on BET.  John is also the head of his own production company, John Salley Presents, Inc., where John uses his uncanny ability to find unique and interesting people and projects for television, film and Internet. In April 2011 until recently, John hosted his own talk show Game On! airing on The Reelz Channel. In addition, John was also a co-host on The Car Show, which aired on Speed Channel.


John Salley’s Links

Websites: johnsalley.com , z420.tv





Our Favorite  Moments:

@ 7:12 John’s mum on refrigerators

@ 14:30 What’s John’s slogan?

@32:55 Discover John’s favorite spot

@49:20 “I speak woof”


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