New York: Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony are among the NBA stars urging young fans to live active lifestyles during the NBA's annual FIT "live healthy" week.
Kemba Walker, James Harden and Jameer Nelson are also part of the FIT team that is encouraging children and their families to exercise and eat right. The pros are offering tips at www.nba.com/nbafit, where fans can get information about programs during the week.
Griffin, the reigning Rookie of the Year, says Wednesday in a statement he knows "how important it is for me to exercise and eat well, and I encourage our fans to make healthy, active living a priority."
Throughout the week, NBA teams will host events in their arenas or communities. Players will wear special shooting shirts, and blue headbands and wristbands.
The "live healthy" week will run Wednesday through Feb. 2.