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John Salley’s Free (Veggie) Burger Bonanza

Written by PETA | April 15, 2009

John Salley is the first man to win four different NBA championships with three different teams, the man who helped lead the Bulls to their record 72-win season, the current host of the Best Damn Sports Show Period, an actor in one of my favorite movies of all time and … alright, I’m gushing. We’ll just leave it at this: This dude is a pretty big deal.

John’s going to be in Chicago today, talking to hundreds of kids about the amazing things his vegetarian lifestyle has done for his game, both on and off the court. And to give the kids a taste (literally) of what he’s talking about, John and PETA are going to be giving away free veggie burgers from Chicago’s Soul Vegetarian East. I don’t think I could be more jealous!

If you’re in the area, stop by and try getting an autograph (and a burger) for me. If not, no worries: We’ll have pictures from the event for you tomorrow. Until then, check out John’s vegetarian testimonial:


Written by Shawna Flavell

Here are some photos from the event:


This little guy got a lesson and a lift!
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After the talk, a lot of the kids were overheard saying that they don’t want to eat meat anymore.
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  • Saucy says:

    Wow! Thank you John Salley. How incredibly wonderful and kind of you. Sometimes we can feel so powerless us unknown bloggers. It is so heartwarming to know people like you are useing your fame and good name to spread the word. There is more good news on the horizon. just published an article called “The Vegan Solution An Idea Whose Time has Come” an amazing article on a widely circulated newsletter. Great article. Also Oprah did a show a few weeks ago about what are called blue zones where people in the world live the longest. The only blue zone in the US is in Loma Linda CA that is home to the largest congregation of Seventh Day Adventist Church. They are a vegan church. They said on the show that they believe in a LOVING GOD. The article last week in the NY Times oped page was encouraging as well. It said ANIMAL RIGHTS are now firmly in the mainstream……………yaah!!!!!!!!!!

  • Brien Comerford says:

    John Salley is a compassionate AfricanAmerican vegetarian. So is Erykah Badu Russell Simmons Dick Gregory and Dexter King the son of the venerable DR. Martin Luther King.