Lakers players Chris Kaman and Robert Sacre teamed up with their strength and conditioning coach, Tim DiFrancesco, to buy a cow. The cow will be butchered, and its meat will be split between the three men.
DiFrancesco, known as “Grass-Fed Tim” around Lakers camp, is a proponent of organic, grass-fed meats, and is apparently getting through to some of his players. Sacre claims he has lost three percent body fat by keeping away from hormone and steroid-injected meats. Kaman, who had eaten no red meat but venison for the past six years, has also gone in for the health benefits.
According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, Kaman will be taking home 200 pounds of meat, while Sacre and DiFranceso will each receive 100 pounds.
“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.”
It appears that Kaman has gone all in on the diet, leaving none of the natural cow unused.
“I don’t like all the hormones and steroids,” Kaman said of his six-year abstinence from eating beef. “I’m not against how they kill the animals. I’m more against the way that they put the steroids and the hormones in there, and then we’re getting that in our bodies when we eat it.”
“I’m going to get a bunch of the bones, too, and boil them down and make some beef stock,” Kaman said. “It’s good for your joints and ligaments and tendons.”
A diet that’s nutritious, delicious, and economical? Sign us up.