ESPN's Baxter Holmes is a fantastic writer and if you have the time, take it and read his story in ESPN The Magazine about Kevin Garnett starting the peanut butter and jelly sandwich revolution in the NBA.
In short, the revolution began when Garnett was playing for the Boston Celtics in December of 2007.
Seriously, this is a real story and Holmes says NBA teams all over the league now mandate PB&J sandwiches. The New Orleans Pelicans make PB&J sandwiches available everywhere they go, including team hotels. Some players have a PB&J before a game, during halftime and after the game.
The story goes...
"Man, I could go for a PB&J," the player said.
And then Garnett, in an act with historical reverberations, uttered the now-fabled words: "Yeah, let's get on that."
Garnett had not, to that point, made the PB&J a part of his pregame routine. But on that night in Boston, as Doo recalls, Garnett partook, then played ... and played well. Afterward, from his perch as the Celtics' fiery leader, Garnett issued the following commandment: "We're going to need PB&J in here every game now."
And so a sandwich revolution was born.
No word on how many PB&J's Karl-Anthony Towns eats per day.