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Jeff Van Gundy says he has never eaten hummus


Homemade traditional spread hummus with pine nuts, olive oil, basil served on ceramic plate with pita bread over linen cloth background Flat lay, space Mediterranean snack. (Photo by: Natasha Breen/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans tweeted about hummus:

What a great lesson for everyone who has never tried hummus. It’s worth a taste.

But NBA commentator Jeff Van Gundy isn’t biting.

Van Gundy on “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz” on ESPNews:

Never tried it.
I wouldn’t call me bland. I would call me fundamental. I’m very fundamental in my eating. I’m not trying to do trick shots. I know what I like. I eat what I like. And why would I try something out of the realm if I already know I like something very well?
I’m happy with what I eat. I don’t eat to live. I live to eat. And why would I try something that I – I like a lot of different foods. But I’m well-rounded enough. I don’t need to round any more. My body is round. My eating habits are well-rounded. I’m trying to eat better during this quarantine. And I don’t need to be shamed about my lack of hummus.

I thought Van Gundy’s prediction the NBA would cancel the rest of its season was a hot take.

But unapologetically refusing even to try hummus? That’s spicier than a delicious red-pepper hummus.