Kyle Korver, at 37 years old, had a breakout first half in Monday’s Game 4 against the Celtics.
The Cavaliers sharpshooter dropped 14 first-half points on 4 of 4 shooting, which catapulted Korver atop Twitter’s U.S. trending topics.
Now THIS is an internet I can enjoy pic.twitter.com/tAkyQONW4A
— Andrew Joseph (@AndyJ0seph) May 22, 2018
As much of the internet enjoyed Korver’s agelessness, it also brought the source of Korver’s agelessness into relevance.
See, Kyle Korver has the most intense — and borderline insane — workout regimen in the NBA. His workout, called misogi, consists of Korver running underwater while carrying a bunch of heavy boulders. There may or may not be sharks involved.
It’s not a joke.
Korver’s workout was detailed in this excellent feature from outsideonline.com:
On a sunny California afternoon in June, in a pristine harbor along the coast of Santa Cruz Island, 30 miles south of Santa Barbara by boat, we’ve been taking turns lumbering along the shallow seafloor for the past three hours lugging an 85.2-pound stone that Korver procured from a nearby beach. It feels a little lighter in the ocean, thanks to the relative density of water, but it’s still a heavy-ass rock.
— TeamConcept (@MuskieBobber) January 8, 2015
And about the sharks:
Our suits protect us from the chilly water, but they won’t deter the great whites, which are common here, trolling for wayward flesh. Korver dreamed about these sharks recently; they’ve been in the news. The thought of an exploratory bite isn’t entirely unwelcome to me, however. It would result in a return to the boat: No more treading water wearing 15-pound weight belts. No more stinging eyes, stuttered excuses, and chafed-raw fingers.
Yeah, Kyle Korver is hardcore.