As the last few years have demonstrated, there’s not much we agree on in this country anymore. But there’s still one thing that brings us all together. It’s those beautiful golden arches and the intoxicating smell of McDonald’s fries, a fast-food staple and America’s favorite guilty pleasure.
Borrowing a philosophy from NBC’s Parks and Recreation (specifically characters Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle), Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards decided to treat himself after Thursday night’s win in Detroit, interrupting his post-game press conference to order a chicken sandwich on his McDonald’s mobile app. Edwards’ meal also came with a drink, though the former first overall pick made clear he wanted it without ice.
This continues a trend that began last week when Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo (who has already shown an affinity for Chick-fil-A) entertained questions from local media while devouring a bucket of wings.
Given all the calories they burn, athletes tend to have a larger appetite than most (we’ve all seen Dwayne Johnson’s epic cheat meals with mountainous stacks of pancakes). That’s especially true of NBA players, with most standing well over six feet. Of course, in today’s increasingly brand conscious environment of celebrity endorsers, it’s hard to know if Edwards and Giannis were merely hungry or if this was all an elaborate ruse in the name of product placement.
“Ant-Man” has enjoyed a breakout season for Minnesota, averaging 22.5 points per game while raising his profile with highlight-reel dunks and other feats of insane athleticism. The surprising T-Wolves (27-25) currently hold the seventh seed in the Western Conference, ahead of the Clippers, Lakers and Trail Blazers, among other perennial playoff teams.