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Robert Sacre
Robert Sacre
Position: None
Born: 06/06/89
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:259 lbs. / 117.9 kg.
His hoops career has kept him away from Louisiana and the Superdome for much of the past decade, but Sacre got to attend a Saints home preseason game in August, as well as their regular season opener vs. Oakland. For a Saints aficionado, it’s one of the unexpected perks that came from signing with his home-state NBA franchise. “Playing here has always been in the back of my mind,” said Sacre, who visited for a pre-draft workout with New Orleans in 2012, but was the 60th and final overall pick that year by the Lakers. “I’ve always wanted to play close to home and be a part of the organization. I wanted to be here because this is where my family is from. I wanted to be back in my hometown. This is where I belong.”
The Baton Rouge-born Sacre, a Saints supporter since childhood, describes his tattoo as a “no-brainer,” given how well it ties together so many aspects of his background. “It was such a weird coincidence based on my parents’ names,” said the 7-footer, whose father Greg played football at LSU and was an NFL tight end from 1981-86. “It represents my heritage, my upbringing and Louisiana. It’s very funny how it just worked out that way. I thought it was perfect.” As a result of signing with New Orleans, the 27-year-old has spent September at the Pelicans’ practice facility, mere feet from where his favorite NFL team works.