Dallas Mavericks: J.J. Barea gives tips on staying healthy while working out

Dallas Mavericks J.J. Barea (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks J.J. Barea (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks legend J.J. Barea teaches children about remaining healthy while being active. Find out more about the project here.

Dallas Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea will always be a fan favorite. At 5’10, he is closer in height to the average person. Barea cannot be stopped in the pick and roll, though. It is incredible to watch him instantly change a game after checking in.

Barea was also an important piece of the Mavericks 2011 championship. He was massive in the Oklahoma City series. His 21 points in game one where difference-making. Barea also had 14 points and five assists in the clinching game five.

That Thunder team featured Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden. The Mavericks could not afford to give them any momentum. Barea squashed that from his usual backup point guard role.

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The 35-year-old returned from a torn Achilles to prove he can still play in the NBA this season. Barea was going to be asked to take on a larger role down the stretch. Jalen Brunson had a season-ending shoulder injury. That meant the Mavs needed a nightly playmaker off the bench. Barea is one of the league’s best in that role.

Why warming up matters

J.J. Barea recently partnered with the Scottish Rite for Children to release a video. He talks about why warming up matters and what to do to stay healthy. Fans can see a preview here.

The full video can be found here. Taking care of your body before and after the game is key to staying healthy. That is a tough concept for some children to grasp, so props to Barea for helping out.

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Hopefully, everyone is staying active during the pandemic. Working out and remaining healthy is important. Please, be safe and smart. Continue to follow the public health directives, so normal life can return as soon as possible.