Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo had another one of his remarkable nights on Thursday, putting up 54 points in a home victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, just one shy of tying his career-high set just last month. (I know; slacker, amirite?) So how does one celebrate another landmark performance in a comeback win nationally broadcasted on TNT? With a return visit to Chick-fil-A, the place where the Greek Freak famously celebrated his 50-piece championship clincher with an iconic 50-piece chicken nugget meal, right?
Like Giannis to Jokic and Embiid's MVP hopes: Not so fast. As it turns out, Giannis has a new fast food favorite.
Indeed, after feasting on the Clippers' defense, Giannis told the media on Thursday about his postgame feasting plans – complete with a negative Yelp review for Chick-fil-A and a positive pivot to a more local option.
Giannis after putting up 54 (20 in 4th) & 19 vs Clippers:
"Last time I went to Chick-Fil-A. Now I'm going to Culver's to get 50 cheeseburgers & try to eat as many as I can. You know why I'm going to Culver's? Chick-Fila-A didn't give me no free meals."pic.twitter.com/pc3DgEvMvc — Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) February 3, 2023
First of all, just trying to imagine 54 cheeseburgers gives me heart palpitations. God help Giannis and the Bucks if he ever goes to Solly's for a 50-burger order. But second: Come on, Chick-fil-A. The man gave you a massive plug while in the largest possible global spotlight – and this is how you reward him? Not since that Suns fan counting money in the stands have I seen such a loser move.
Good news: The Wisconsin burger chain must've heard Giannis' plans and posted all over all its signs that it was happy to fill his 54-burger order. Better news: This extra-large happy meal comes with an even happier bonus, as Culver's tweeted that it will not only donate 54 burgers to Giannis' belly, but it will also donate 54,000 diapers to the Milwaukee Diaper Mission, a nonprofit organization that provides free diapers to families in need.
Congrats on the W + 54 points, @giannis_an34! Come see us for your 54 cheeseburgers! To celebrate, we'd also like to make a donation of 54,000 diapers to @MKEdiaper. We appreciate all that you and @mariahdanae15 do for the city of Milwaukee! pic.twitter.com/rpB5dxWk4q — Culver's Restaurants (@culvers) February 3, 2023
And here I was thinking that bringing back the curderburger would be the best thing Culver's would do over the past 365 days.
Anyways, the Bucks are currently sitting in second place in the East with a 35-17 record and a six-game winning streak that they hope to turn into seven on Saturday night at home against the Miami Heat. So here's to a victory there – and here's to more Giannis Culver's combo meal celebrations in the future.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.