Cody Zeller had a funny comparison for the changes in his workout routine since the closure of NBA team facilities. Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Cody Zeller is trying to make the most of the current coronavirus situation.

The Charlotte Hornets big man tweeted on Sunday that he went for a run outside in 35-degree rain. He also joked about going from training like Ivan Drago, the “Rocky IV” boxer known for his use of advanced technology, to training like the everyman Rocky Balboa himself.

Zeller’s tweet comes just days after the NBA shut down all team training facilities in an attempt to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The 2019-20 campaign has been suspended for a week-and-a-half now.

While the former No. 4 overall pick Zeller probably won’t be punching meat slabs or running along the shore with Carl Weathers any time soon, at least he is finding some creative ways to stay in shape amid the work stoppage. Maybe Zeller can even get some tips from this retired player.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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