You can keep your Kevin Durants, John Walls and Brandon Jenningses. As far as I’m concerned, the most fun NBA player of the lockout has been Al Harrington. He punched a reporter in the face, ran a Spartan Race while really going all-in with the smiling, and he fake apologized to that reporter he punched in the face.
It’s been a pretty great run these past few months and it doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon. From Haute Living:
On Saturday, Denver Nuggets player Al Harrington took the Bugsy Challenge at Burger Joint at Flamingo Las Vegas. The Bugsy Challenge consists of a burger with six one-third-pound burger patties, six types of cheese (American, cheddar, pepper jack, fresh house-made mozzarella, Swiss and panko-crusted deep-fried provolone), chorizo, sautéed mushrooms, black and tan onion rings, three strips of applewood smoked bacon, three strips of cayenne peppered bacon and a fried egg, all oozing with Burger Joint’s special pink peppercorn aioli.
This massive burger is accompanied by a cast iron skillet packed with two whole potatoes cut in wedges and deep fried, then smothered in cheddar cheese sauce, three-cheese blend, crumbled bacon, sliced green onions and topped with two strips of cayenne peppered bacon.
The full Bugsy Challenge weighs in at 4.5 pounds and is on the house for anyone who can finish it. Harrington was given 45 minutes to complete the challenge and unfortunately did not succeed. The NBA player is the fifth person to attempt the challenge and the fifth person to be thwarted by it since it launched at the beginning of August.
Al Harrington is living life the way it should be lived right now. None of this basketball nonsense, he’s just devoted all his time in to making himself a human meme. Sure, he’s hooping too, but he’s also just enjoying all the time he has to do the things he’s always wanted to do. He’s like a retired grandpa.
Here’s hoping this becomes a thing and Al Harrington gets a TV show out of this. If that “Man vs. Food” chump can stay on for four seasons, then “Big Al Eats Big Things” should at least get a pilot.