Chris Kaman and Robert Sacre Bought a Cow

by October 08, 2013

The Los Angeles Lakers may not be a very good basketball team this season, but they will provide plenty of entertainment. Big men Chris Kaman, Robert Sacre and strength and conditioning coach Tim DiFrancesco teamed up and purchased a whole cow. The 2013- 2014 Lakers, everyone! Per ESPN: “The three of them are going in together on a full cow’s worth of beef after it’s been to the butcher, or approximately 400 pounds of cuts of meat for their freezers. 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. It was originally supposed to be a four-way split, but longtime Lakers trainer Gary Vitti backed out. ‘Gary Vitti ran out of freezer space, so I think he’s out,’ Kaman said. ‘So, I got to pick up the slack. I’m happy to, though.’ Freezer space was an issue for Sacre, too, so he did something about it. ‘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. While the purchase sounds a little like a silly extravagance, Sacre and Kaman said the improvements they’ve had with their bodies at DiFrancesco’s guidance have been serious. ‘I dropped from six [percent body fat] to three,’ said Sacre, who was a second-round pick with a nonguaranteed contract just trying to make the team when he started working with DiFrancesco. ‘I really find myself having more energy and really always feel healthier and haven’t been sick that much.’ Kaman said he had gone six years without eating any beef — the only red meat he would eat was venison from the deer he hunts — before joining the Lakers in July and opening his mind and diet to DiFrancesco’s suggestions.”