Omari Spellman has made significant strides with his weight loss since Golden State Warriors media day. But as the season gets rolling, he’s still being asked questions about how he’s managing it.
After the Warriors’ 129-112 loss on Wednesday to the Houston Rockets, Spellman’s weight came up during his postgame discussion with reporters. During the exchange, he made it clear that he’s not necessarily looking to shed any additional weight, stating:
“As long as I’m playing the five, I’m not trying to get below 260. People just big bro, like, I’m 240 trying to push Steven Adams. It’s hard enough at 260 to push Steven Adams.”
As long as I’m playing the five, I’m not trying to get below 260. People just big bro, like, I’m 240 trying to push Steven Adams. It’s hard enough at 260 to push Steven Adams.
“What kinda questions is they asking dude smh,” Speights tweeted. “[I]f he scored 30 would they ask him that? Hell no!!!”
Spellman scored a season-high 13 points off the bench on Wednesday night, converting all his six shots from the field. He also grabbed seven rebounds and tallied three assists.
A little over a week ago, Spellman shared on Instagram the progress he made with his weight loss. He’d gotten down to 259.2 pounds, just a little bit under his preferred playing weight for running at center.
With Spellman having one of his best games as a Warrior on Wednesday, questions about his weight aren’t really necessary. As a big man, Spellman has to keep a bit of weight on, but the mark he’s at now should help him continue to improve.