Quincy Pondexter & the Unlikeliest McDonald's Snub Ever"/>
Don't let the long, lean, muscular physiques fool you--young, elite basketball players love fast food. And while chief among these loves is undoubtedly the Cheesecake Factory, McDonald's will do in a pinch.
Who knew that the young man seated in this photo would grow up to loathe the creepy adult with the red wig?
But not for University of Washington basketball star Quincy Pondexter, who once boycotted the mega-chain fronted by a white-faced, red-wigged clown.
The reason for Pondexter's McFast? As a senior at San Joaquin Memorial High in Fresno, he was left off the prestigious McDonald's All-American team. The grudge held until last year: When Pondexter, whose dad once murdered inmates for a living, traveled to Serbia with a group of college all-stars for the World University Games, he refused to patronize the golden arches until the only other alternative, a cafeteria, literally ran out of food.
"It was either death or McDonald's," Pondexter tells The Seattle Times. "I ended up going with McDonald's."Looks like McDonald's just found their next ad campaign; "I'm Lovin' It" can only get a burger chain so far.