Nobody knows for sure, but the phrase “going the whole hog” most likely comes from butchers back in the day when pork was king in America trying to convince people it was less expensive to buy an entire animal’s worth of meat not just pick the parts they wanted.
Now Lakers big men Chris Kaman and Robert Sacre have gone the whole cow.
Yes, that means exactly what you think it means. They teamed with Lakers conditioning coach Tim DiFrancesco to buy an entire cow… and not as a pet
Good luck getting Steve Nash to go in on this next time.
Source: Kurt Helin, NBC Sports