Kings rookie De’Aaron Fox has a controversial stance on In-N-Out Burger

De'Aaron Fox is hoping to make a significant impact in his rookie season with the Sacramento Kings. But if he was hoping to win over some new fans in California with his food takes, he's off to a rocky start.

The 19-year-old guard recently did a Q&A with Rolling Stone's Seerat Sohi, who asked him about his affinity for breakfast food. Fox found that as an opportunity to provide a scathing review for-N-Out, the wildly popular burger chain in the West Coast. 

Make no mistake about it: Fox is NOT a fan.

I heard you're really into breakfast food. Have you found your favorite brunch spot in Sacramento yet?
Yeah, but I can't tell you because then people are going to meet me there. All I gotta say, you can tell everybody that lives in the state of California this: In-N-Out is not good.

What's your beef with In-N-Out Burger?
Their burgers are overrated. They're OK.

Even Animal Style?
Yes. People always say, you haven't tried this. You haven't tried that. I'm like, "Yeah, I looked up the secret menu. I've tried it all. It's just not good."

That's controversial. What's the best fast food spot then?
Honestly, for me, I don't count Chick-fil-A, because it's way too good to be considered fast food. So I'm gonna say Wendy's. Fat Burger in L.A. is better than In-N-Out. My fans know I keep it real. I've told so many people I hate In-N-Out, it's funny. Now everyone can read about it.

Fox, who was the fifth overall pick in this summer's NBA Draft, grew up in Louisiana and played a year of college ball at Kentucky, so it seems likely he's working with a decent palette. (His high praise of Chick-fil-A also backs that up.) In any case, I can't imagine his strong thoughts on In-N-Out will sit well with his new fan base. 

While I appreciate the boldness of Fox's take, I hesitate to stand behind his assessment of the burger chain. Personally, I think it's a bit overhyped and is nothing to write home about, but they still hook it up with a solid, inexpensive burger that doesn't force you to re-assess your life choices shortly after eating it. The fries are trash, though. Don't even try to come at me (or De'Aaron) about the fries.

Pete Blackburn is from Boston, so there's a good chance you don't like him already. He has been a writer at CBS Sports since 2017 and usually aims to take a humorous and light-hearted approach to the often... Full Bio

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