Back on May 16, when the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder rolled into Oakland, California, and defeated the heavily favored Golden State Warriors, 108-102, in the home team’s own building, the victorious visitors had no idea of the hope they would bring to countless Americans.
Not just Thunder fans, mind you, but fans of free tacos all across the country.
On Thursday, fast-food titan Taco Bell announced it would be giving away free Doritos Loco tacos to customers nationwide if a visiting team manages to win a game on its opponent’s home turf during the NBA finals.
It’s called the “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” promotion, and it’s a tantalizing offer — albeit one with pretty slim odds.
So far, during this year’s NBA conference finals, home-court advantage has proven very advantageous, with the host team winning all but one of nine total contests.
The Thunder, with its May 16 win in Oakland, is the only team thus far to manage such a feat on the road, making the OKC boys an early favorite to fulfill the free-taco promise.*
*Provided, of course, the Thunder first manages to finish off the intimidating 73-win Warriors; Oklahoma City currently leads the series 3-1. Game 5 is tonight in Oakland. Another road win by the Thunder and the odds of free tacos improve dramatically.