Former NBA player Mike Bibby explains how he transformed his body after he retired

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During his playing days, Mike Bibby was listed at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, but recent photos show that he is a far cry from the lanky point guard he once was.

Bibby hit the gym hard once he called it quits on his 14-year NBA career.

In an interview with Kings.com, Bibby explained his love for the gym and how he built his jacked body.

“I’m always working out,” he said. “In the morning, I do full-body lifts for three hours, three days a week, and the other two days, with bands. I go to the gym and play [basketball] later in the day and do some more drills at night.”

“I was always built like this; it’s just [NBA teams] never wanted me to lift,” Bibby added. “That’s what I do. I love lifting weights, I love to work out and I love extra work.”

Here is the photo of Bibby that went viral in 2018:

In Bibby’s 14-year career, he played for six teams: the Vancouver Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat and New York Knicks.

Bibby played for the great Kings teams alongside Vlade Divac, Peja Stojakovic and Chris Webber in the 2000s.

The Kings made it to the Western Conference Finals or semifinals four years straight, but were never able to get through to the NBA Finals.

Bibby also discussed not being able to beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2002 playoffs.

“That was the worst feeling,” he said. “Unfortunately, there were some things that didn’t go our way … I don’t think it was meant to be, but I know we were the best team in the NBA that year. I think everybody knew it around the NBA at that time. I think we could’ve won a championship that year. It was just heartbreaking that we didn’t.”

Here is a recent video of Bibby at a Kings game, as the announcer jokes that Bibby can’t stay for the whole game because he needs to go lift:

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β€œHe has to lift.” πŸ˜‚

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Bibby averaged 14.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game in his career.