Thanks to Dr. Cate Shanahan, the director of the Lakers Pro Nutrition Program, Bryant’s diet has included bone broth for the past three years and has become “the foundation of his pregame meal at home and on the road,” according to a profile in ESPN.
"I've been doing the bone broth for a while now," Bryant told ESPN. "It's great — energy, inflammation. It's great."
With Shanahan’s influence, many of the Lakers have also turned to bone broth for its nourishing properties, and both the Lakers’ chef Sandra Padilla, who makes an eight-hour bone broth every day, and Tim DiFrancesco, the team’s heads strength and conditioning coach, agree that bone broth is an important part of keeping the Lakers at peak physical condition.
“When you make a bone stock the right way, it's like liquid gold, said DiFrancesco. “And the way you know you have real stock on your hand is if you put it in the refrigerator overnight and it basically turns into Jell-O. Everybody is looking for a magical elixir or some cure-all, but bone broth is where it's at.”