Behind the scenes: NBA stars work out

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Kevin Durant and Kevin Love

Some of the biggest names in the NBA descend upon a Los Angeles gym to work with Rob McClanaghan, a 34-year-old former Syracuse walk-on and now one of the hottest names in basketball training circles. His client list includes Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Kevin Love and John Wall and has continued to grow in recent years with his growing success.

A Rhode Island native, McClanaghan puts his players through intense, efficient workouts tailor-made to each of their games. Several stars -- including Rose in this piece by Lee Jenkins in 2011 -- credit McClanaghan for dramatically improving their games, leading to a word-of-mouth effect that has elevated the basketball trainer's Q rating to new heights.

On a steamy August afternoon, McClanaghan invited Sports Illustrated for a behind-the-scenes look at one of his offseason workouts.

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