Robert Sacre, LA Lakers Center, Takes on 5lb-Burrito Challenge at El Tepeyac...and Wins!

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Sacre, with his prize, at left; Duran, with the defeated plate, at right
It's going to be a long, hard season for us fans of the Los Angeles Lakers, so we gotta take good news whenever we can get it. Kobe dressing up in warmups? Screw that. Lakers second-year center Robert Sacre visiting the legendary Manuel's Original El Tepeyac in Boyle Heights and taking on their five-pound burrito challenge, emerging as the winner? HELL YA!

The news comes courtesy of KSPN-AM 710 reporter and Lakers TV contributor Beto Duran, who just validated with this stunt why we named him Southern California's best sportscaster in this year's Best Of issue. Sacre, Duran, and the cameras for Time Warner Cable Sportsnet's Backstage Lakers hit up El Tepeyac yesterday for a segment.

"Wow," Duran posted on his eminently followable Instagram account. "We tried but couldnt finish but @therealsacre beat me. 5 lb burrito challenge at Manuels El Tepeyac in East LA is the truth. Even had horchata. #needbetobismol #tummyhurts #sacredurancomedyshow #amigos."

Fans are already reacting positively on Duran's and Sacre's Instagram account, with most in awe that the seven-footer would visit the REAL Eastside. But Duran told the Weekly that, far from being just the latest Hispandering attempt by a athlete, Sacre--who was born in Louisiana but raised in Canada--is a bona fide Mexican food fan, usually hitting up loncheras near the Staples Center after a game.

Let's see Blake Griffin do THAT...

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Adrian Jimenez
Adrian Jimenez

I don't have any problem with the different regional styles of Mexican food what I don't like is when Mexican food is dumbed down for Caucasian tastes and passed off as Mexican food. If that's the case we might as well call Taco Bell and Del Taco regional Mexican food.

Raul Juarez
Raul Juarez

Manuel was just catering to what the people wanted when he created the Special. Lotta folks like a bigger burrito. Tastiest place around, too. RIP Manuel Rojas!

Earl Marty Price
Earl Marty Price

Just accept the fact bro that there is no blueprint for Mexican food. It is regional across the Southwest ...Tejanos have different stuff then us out here, but I love Manny's and my fav there is Rickey Special...enchiladas que son rico!... I have cousins in Texas and sure some of the things are different...I love Santa Fe we hardly see banuelos in restaruants out here...so be glad instead of disdainful that this culture with it's food has thrived in spite of oppression!1

Adrian Jimenez
Adrian Jimenez

Well Ask a Mexican i'm from El Paso which of course means i've had lots of burritos from Juarez. Not trying to school you or anything because you of course are the expert but from what I have read burritos originated in Juarez and every burrito I have ever had from juarez was nothing like the one you posted. In fact every burrito that was ever made for me in the El paso/Juarez area was simply a medium sized tortilla, a layer of refried frijoles and not the black ones, and the filling. Put some salsa and thats it! my abuelita god rest her soul never made me no burrito that weighed 2 pounds and it never had Guac or Sourcream in it at all. 10 pounds of yellow cheese, 5 pounds of aguacate, an industial sized bucket of sourcream, a bucket of black beans, and a very modest ammount of Meat or whatever filling seems to be unique to only Cali burritos. I mean I gotta be honest with you the first time i saw a burrito like that was in the early 90's when KTLA was broadcast here in El Paso and a Del Taco commercial came on the screen. Im just saying those burritos seem to be as americanized as a Chinese buffet.

Adrian Jimenez
Adrian Jimenez

Ask a Mexican why do you Calimexicans insist on making those monstrosities?

Arturo Rodriguez
Arturo Rodriguez

Denver has a 7 lib burro at Jack's Grill for the LA crew. Free if U chow it down. Waiting for BROWN attack.

Changes Daily
Changes Daily

Can eat a 5 pound burrito, cant play 5min a game in the NBA....good job sir!

James Bean
James Bean

I can't even finish a Holenbeck in one sitting!

Neil Manglani
Neil Manglani

Blake is pretty busy starting on a winning team

Roland Robles
Roland Robles

Let's see that bum average 25-10-5 like Blake Griffin does

Jesus Archuleta
Jesus Archuleta

Lakers,Spurs and Bulls are probably the teams that Raza root for the most

Alicia Lopez
Alicia Lopez

I think this should earn Sacre some minutes!

Jose Donlucas
Jose Donlucas

Thanks Paula... ;) Gotta love my cousin Beto Duran for bringing Sacre to the neighborhood!!

D'jalmar Ernest
D'jalmar Ernest

D12 still Sucks... Until he starts scoring them free throws, it's his Kryptonite.

Ruben Burgess
Ruben Burgess

That's cool but he has more time to digest it and run to the jon if the chorro comes.

Viviana Carrera
Viviana Carrera

And the vato had the runs and will be out of the next game with food poisoning! Bwahahaha

Ask a Mexican
Ask a Mexican

Sandra: D12 is a loser. Love Houston, but if you don't want to believe us, it's your right to get burned...

Hector Ramirez
Hector Ramirez

I was never a fan of D12, I wish they would have gotten CP3. BUT, the league didn't allow it. I do agree that Laker fans should not even give this guy the benefit of the doubt. Texans are the other football team in Texas. IJS!

Sandra Puente
Sandra Puente

Still hating on D12, I see. Ni modo, Houston is supplying him with all the tortas he can eat. #SuckitLA

Chris Alex
Chris Alex

That's because Dwight Howard is a little b*tch

Yadhira Lozano
Yadhira Lozano

The regular Hollenbeck is big enough to feed a family of 5, that big burrito is crazy

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

Sacré bleu !

jorgeriesgo
jorgeriesgo

@Adrian Jimenez  Burritos are bomb especially with the right ingredients, but truth be told all us paisas know that we do not make Burritos in Mexico it is like Cinco De Mayo, it is big in the US and it is not a Mexico thing

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