When culinary superstar Guy Fieri stopped by Warriors Postgame Live on NBC Sports to talk about Golden State’s win against the Mavericks on Wednesday, ex-Warriors guard and current team analyst, Chris Mullin, didn’t simply stick to basketball questions.
And smartly so. Mullin asked Fieri to compare the Warriors’ “Big 3,” Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, to a culinary dish and got a “spicy” answer.
“A dish that is famous here in Northern California, that was made in San Francisco, that is one of my all-time favorites, that has so much flavor, so much complexity, and so many unique ingredients: it’s called spicy seafood cioppino,” Fieri said. “It’s spicy, it’s eclectic, and here’s the thing: you take one bite, and you’re hooked.”
Here’s the video of Fieri’s complete response, courtesy of NBC Sports Bay Area. Notice the panel’s enthusiastic reaction to Fieri’s answer.
I don’t know about you, but I definitely got hungry for some cioppino after watching that clip. If you’re more ambitious than I am, here’s a recipe to help get you started making your own. And here’s a list of restaurants in the Bay Area that serve this suddenly Warriors-related delicacy.
But it’s easy to see why Fieri is such a star. That’s a fun answer to a difficult, on-the-spot question. The Warriors play with a spicy flair that is often reserved for the Harlem Globetrotters, and Curry, Green, and Thompson are indeed eclectic pieces that fit together for an ideal combination on the court.
Plus, the dish is a San Francisco original. Nice work from Mullin and Fieri there for sure. Now, the Warriors’ spicy and eclectic Big 3 have some work to do — namely earn seven more wins before the season’s end to earn their fourth NBA Championship.