Pizza is a lot like sex: Surprisingly, some people just don't care for it.
And one of those people (who doesn't care for pizza to be clear, I cannot comment on his sex life), is Philadelphia 76er's megastar Joel Embiid. He's seven-feet-tall. He's one of the NBA's biggest names. And he thinks pizza is gross.
Well, specifically, "disgusting."
He told me this to my face, while I was interviewing him a few weeks back, at the Mountain Dew Ice Courtside Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina. I asked a slew of All-Stars some Thrillist-y questions: favorite vacation spots, ideal junk foods, if they'd rather spend an hour on the moon or a year at said favorite vacation spots. You know, pretty standard stuff.
But when the good Mr. Embiid told me he thinks pizza is, and I quote, again, "disgusting," I had to break all semblance of professionalism (which doesn't take much admittedly).
He then followed by saying he "just doesn't like the look of it."
That's right. He doesn't like the look, of this: