Kings rookie point guard De’Aaron Fox is one of the league’s most exciting rookies heading into the 2017-18 NBA season. He’s already drawing comparisons to fellow Kentucky alum, John Wall, and if his summer league and preseason play is any indication, he’s on the right track. The hype is real.
What Sacramento didn’t know about Fox before they selected him No. 5 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft is that he has a deep-rooted hatred for one of California’s most prized possessions. I’m talking about In-N-Out Burger, of course. What else did you expect?
Look, everyone is entitled to their own food opinions, but you can’t come at In-N-Out Burger with the type of heat Fox did in his interview with Seerat Sohi of Rolling Stone and expect to walk away unscathed. It’s a bad take, De’Aaron. A bad, bad take.
Here we go.
De’Aaron Fox: All I gotta say, you can tell everybody that lives in the state of California this: In-N-Out is not good.
Seerat Sohi: What’s your beef with In-N-Out Burger?
De’Aaron Fox: Their burgers are overrated. They’re OK.
Seerat Sohi: Even Animal Style?
De’Aaron Fox: Yes. People always say, you haven’t tried this. You haven’t tried that. I’m like, “Yeah, I looked up the secret menu. I’ve tried it all. It’s just not good.”
Seerat Sohi: That’s controversial. What’s the best fast food spot then?
De’Aaron Fox: Honestly, for me, I don’t count Chick-fil-A, because it’s way too good to be considered fast food. So I’m gonna say Wendy’s. Fat Burger in L.A. is better than In-N-Out. My fans know I keep it real. I’ve told so many people I hate In-N-Out, it’s funny. Now everyone can read about it.
The slander! The only logical answer here is that Fox is lying for effect. It’s hard to look at this nonsense through any other lens. You don’t have to love In-N-Out Burger. We’re not those crazy people, but to suggest that it’s “just not good” is absurd. How do you hate In-N-Out Burger? At the very least, it’s fine. That is as low as you’re allowed to go with an In-N-Out Burger review.
We won’t stoop to his level, either. Wendy’s is good. So is Fat Burger. These are what rational food takes look like.
Suggesting that Chick-fil-A is above criticism is almost as bad as saying In-N-Out Burger is bad. We wouldn’t tell you Chick-fil-A is trash, because it isn’t. You can like Chick-fil-A, you can even prefer Chick-fil-A over all the other fast food options. All of this is fair game. What we won’t do is absolve Chick-fil-A from the best fast food conversation by suggesting that it’s so good that nobody else in the fast food sphere can compete.
One thing’s for sure, though. This is going to cause real problems for De’Aaron Fox in Sacramento.