John Salley’s Free (Veggie) Burger Bonanza

Published by PETA.

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!
John Salley
After the talk, a lot of the kids were overheard saying that they don’t want to eat meat anymore.
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