Hakeem Olajuwon once ate 100 McDonalds McNuggets

Hakeem Olajuwon
Jan 30, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Former Houston Rockets player Hakeem Olajuwon smiles before a game against the Washington Wizards at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

In addition to being one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history, Houston Rockets and NBA legend Hakeem Olajuwon was prolific in another area — eating Chicken McNuggets.

Indeed, Greg Rajan of theĀ Houston Chronicle shared a humorous anecdote from Olajuwon while filming a McDonald’s commercial.

One has to admire the determination of Olajuwon and the commercial producers.

It’s one thing to try a few different takes. But if it takes five hours and 100 times to get a shot right, it would be easy to try something new. That was apparently not on the mind of anyone on set that day.

If Olajuwon truly liked the McNuggets, it raises another question. Was he intentionally botching the shots as a way to get more Chicken McNuggets in his mouth? It sure seems like something fishy might be going on here.