NBA players: they're just like us, except they make millions of dollars to play a playground game and are goddamn giants. Aside from that, though, the 20- and 30-something gym Goliaths have something in common with the rest of us normals: they love Chipotle. And in fact, they DGAF (Google it) if it might make them sick.
Sporting News recently did a deep dive (as opposed to a shallow dive, a Manu Ginobili special) that showcases the ballers' love for the fast-casual Mexican chain. None of them seemed at all scared off by all the recent food-borne illness troubles, either -- some even see it as a blessing.
"I'm not worried; I'll be all right,” Milwaukee Bucks center John Henson told Sporting News. “I actually like it more now because the lines aren't as long."
Henson said he eats at Chipotle four times a week. Double-meat burritos are as much fuel for a guy who's 6ft 11in and plays a sport professionally as they are lunch. A regular desk jockey probably can't pull that off without developing a serious basketball where his waistline used to be. But Henson is far from the only player who loves the place, as evidenced by quotes from Charlotte Hornets forward Frank Kaminsky and Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes.
In fact, Barnes' teammate Klay Thompson was spotted at a Chipotle toward the end of 2014, though he tricked a fan into thinking he was now-reigning MVP Stephen Curry.
In 2013, Kevin Durant was spotted at a DC-area Chipotle. When you're 6ft 9in, it's hard to NOT stand out in the burrito line. And just last summer, Houston Rockets star James Harden was photographed leaving a Houston Chipotle with his girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian.