Robert Sacre Rumors

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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.
Speaking at a news conference held on an upper floor of the gigantic Shibuya Hikarie shopping complex, the 27-year-old displayed his energetic character to reporters and TV crews, showing no signs of fatigue or jet lag from his trip to Japan. “Just give me the ball,” Sacre said with a smile, when asked what he could bring to the table for his new team. “Everything else will work itself out.”
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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.