Sex is getting easier in the NBA and it’s changing the sport
NBA road teams are playing with historic levels of clear-headed competence, and one general manager knows whom — make that what — to thank: Tinder.
“No need to go to the clubs all night anymore,” the GM told ESPN for an in-depth feature about NBA players’ partying habits. To summarize: Bottle service and dimly lit pickups mostly have been replaced by room service and app-arranged hookups.
Messaging through Instagram actually is preferred to Tinder, according to ESPN. Players are known to have hotels leave keys for their road romances to get into their rooms before they even arrive.
“It’s absolutely true that you get at least two hours more sleep getting laid on the road today versus 15 years ago,” a former All-Star said.
There’s more to the increasingly healthy, business-casual lifestyles in the NBA: Charter flights minimize the sleep deprivation around frequent cross-country travel, and alcohol consumption has dipped as players protect their multimillion-dollar futures.
“From the teams I’ve been on, nobody drinks on the plane,” NBA journeyman D.J. Augustin told ESPN. “A lot of teams don’t allow it. Guys are being smart about their bodies and their careers. Taking care of your body is the biggest thing.”