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Robert Sacre following in the footsteps of fellow Bulldog Ronny Turiaf

November 27, 2012|By Eric Pincus
  • Lakers rookie Robert Sacre battles the Clippers' Blake Griffin during the first half of the teams' preseason game Wednesday night at Staples Center.
Lakers rookie Robert Sacre battles the Clippers' Blake Griffin during… (Harry How / Getty Images )

The Lakers drafted Gonzaga center Robert Sacre with the 60th pick in the NBA Draft.  Throughout the preseason he got a chance to play while Dwight Howard was on the mend but now that Howard is a go, Sacre's taken over the role of former Gonzaga Laker Ronny Turiaf.

As celebrated by this somewhat random YouTube clip from "believethehypeNBA," Sacre is a tremendous sideline cheerleader for the Lakers:

For reference, here's a snippet of Turiaf back in his Lakers heyday:

Sacre has made eight appearances for the Lakers through the regular season, averaging just 0.3 points a game, but then he's played a total of 19 minutes.

He practices hard, giving Howard a workout in scrimmages.  Sacre is a strong, positive personality in the locker room.

As far as his dancing, he still has a lot to live up to if he hopes to truly follow in Turiaf's footsteps.

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You can email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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