Golden State Warriors Fight to Keep Eating Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches

02/03/2016 at 01:11 PM ET

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There is no coming between the Golden State Warriors and their beloved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

In an effort to institute healthier eating, the NBA team’s training staff banned sugar on their private plane (we’re talking no cookies, soda, candy, Gatorade, etc.). And that was fine with the Warriors — that is, until it came to a favorite pre-game snack.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the defending national champs embarked on a “months-long battle” to bring back PB&Js.

“You gotta fight for your rights,” Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton said of the team’s plight. “If you believe in something you gotta fight for it.”

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And they did just that – and won.

Given the team’s desire for the classic American snack, the lifted ban came as no surprise. The WSJ reported that star point guard, Stephen Curry “left a half-eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich on a plate in his locker as he warmed up for a recent game. Walton has been known to carry several PB&Js with him at the same time” and Warriors general manager Bob Myers said they are his “desert-island meal.”

Now that’s love.

So what is the PB&J of choice? According to the article, the pre-game training table in the locker room packs “bags of whole wheat and 12-grain bread, a can of Smuckers strawberry jam, a jar of extra crunchy peanut butter and a bigger jar of creamy peanut butter.” As for the peanut butter? The Warriors like Skippy.

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As for what really brought back the PB&J, it’s still a mystery, although some people have their theories. “Steph likes peanut butter and jelly,” said Golden State guard Andre Iguodala, “so we’re gonna let that slide.”

And we’re guessing the team is grateful. “Cookies are gone, soda is gone, all that’s gone,” Walton said. “But the PB&Js are back.”

–Michelle Ward Trainor

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LOL, have to say that is still my all time favorite sandwich at 39 yrs old.

Sandra on

Heck, I’m 46 and a PB&J is always the go to snack of choice, especially with some Smuckers Grape.

Cr on

polaner all fruit, ezekiel bread, and fresh ground peanuts with a touch of raw honey… how is that anything but healthy?!

KeepingItClassy on

I can totally relate. I was able to give up chocolate, cake, ice cream, etc., but nothing comes between me and and my strawberry jam.

Anonymous on

Love PB&J. Classic All American Snack for the Champs!

sonia on

Love Love Love penut butter and jelly.A meal for a queen.

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