For Whom the Taco Bell Tolls

Sarah Meadow

May 2, 2022

For Whom The Taco Bell Tolls

We all know Shaquille O’Neal and Hakeem Olajuwan, but did you know they sparked a Taco Bell sponsored $1 million dollar 1-on-1 basketball tournament?  

Outside of the statistics of the two rivals, they also shared a Taco Bell sponsorship. While the tournament never ended up happening due to injury, the premise of watching two nearly 7-footers shoot “6 pointers,” a line far behind the three-point line by Taco Bell, as called by the likes of Chick Hearn and Bill Walton, was very riveting.

In this episode of NBA Storytime, host Jamel Johnson welcomes Josiah Johnson from Dunk Bait to share their thoughts on what may have gone wrong with the event, his and Jamel Johnson’s Taco Bell orders, hot takes on Shaq and Hakeem, and more.  

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