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Jeff Withey: Not just a shot-blocker anymore

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New Orleans Pelicans center Jeff Withey (5) poses at the Pelicans NBA basketball media day in Metairie, La., Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

New Orleans Pelicans center Jeff Withey (5) poses at the Pelicans NBA basketball media day in Metairie, La., Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Get ready to have your mind blown. This is a blog about a blog.

We have second-year NBA center Jeff Withey, of the New Orleans Pelicans, to thank for this meta experience.

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Last week, Kansas University’s all-time block king (311) started up his own blog — food and fashion.

In Withey’s own words, here is a synopsis of his new venture:

“As a professional athlete I get to travel to great cities and experience some awesome food. Along with my love for food and travel, I also love fashion. The NBA is known to have some of the best dressed men in all of sports. At least that's what we like to think ;-)  Here's a look into what inspires my style and my taste buds!”

So far, Withey has posted some photos from a market in Denver, as well as some insight into his style and go-to online stores.

On the court, Withey’s Pelicans are off to a good start, at 7-5. Even better news for him: the past couple of games have actually brought him playing time.

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The lean 7-footer logged a season-high 16 minutes Friday at Denver (where he responded with nine points and six rebounds), and he played 11 minutes the next night, at Utah (eight points, two blocks).

Considering he already has six DNP-CD’s on the season, that’s a step in the right direction for the young backup big man.

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