Posts Tagged ‘robert sacre’

Chris Kaman And Robert Sacre Bought A Cow

Los Angeles Lakers Media Day

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERChris Kaman has only been back in California as a member of the Lakers for a few months, but he seems to have already embraced the state’s eco-friendly vibe. With trends like farm-to-table and sustainable practices dominating the culinary world these days, what is more responsible than knowing exactly where your meat comes from?

Thanks to the great Dave McMenamin from ESPN, we now know the full story of Lakers Chris Kaman and Robert Sacre going thirds on a cow with Lakers strength and conditioning coach Tim DiFrancesco. (They actually went fourths on a cow, but Lakers trainer Gary Vitti backed out of the deal.)

We’ll let McMenamin explain…

DiFrancesco, who has picked up the nickname “Grass-Fed Tim” around the team because of his belief in the health benefits of eating grass-fed beef, came up with the idea after connecting with a farm that raises grass-fed cows down in San Diego. Kaman is getting half, 200 pounds, while Sacre and DiFrancesco are getting a quarter, 100 pounds, each.

“I had to go to a Best Buy to go buy me a 15 cubic foot freezer,” said Sacre, who estimated that the freezer and the beef will end up costing him about $1,300 combined. “It’s, uh, it’s intense.”

The trio of beef eaters scheduled the meat delivery to arrive after they return from the Lakers’ upcoming eight-day-long trip to China to play two preseason games.


It’s a terrific story, particularly the part about how Kaman and Sacre disagree about how to best prepare the steak (Sacre is down with grilling, while Kaman eschews the grill for fear of carcinogens.)

Either way, don’t be surprised to see cows carrying EAT MOR CHIKIN signs outside the Staples Center this season.

Dancin’ The Season Away With Sacre

By Jeff Case

Lakers rookie Robert Sacre, the “Mr. Irrelevant” of the 2012 NBA Draft (aka the last pick), made a name for himself in the preseason with his physical play and impressed veterans Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol with his energy. He got 197 minutes of playing time in the exhibition season, was seventh on the team in scoring and was a nice little story.

As of today, Sacre has seen 19 minutes of action, mostly in mop-up duty during blowouts. Still, he’s generated quite a following for his exuberant celebrations on the bench of his teammates’ plays. You know, of course, that it’s only a matter of time for that kind of behavior to get its own YouTube highlight and, viola!, we have one now.

Mark Madsen remains perhaps the most famous dancing Laker of all time, but he kept his moves to the championship celebration parades. Who else comes to mind as famous dancers on the bench? We welcome your thoughts below.

Rookies get owned by Dwight Howard

by Zettler Clay IV

The new center in L.A. was finally cleared for 5-on-5 runs. While this new center is being coy about his return date, a couple of rookie centers on the Lakers’ roster got down and dirty in the paint with said center:

Poor Robert Sacre and Greg Somogyi, who looked like they just faced basketball hell. They shouldn’t worry though. The rest of the league’s big men could be mimicking their expressions sooner rather than later.

On an unrelated — totally related — note, it appears that Lakers practices are the place to be:

Seen something that belongs on All Ball? Let us know via email.