Brook Lopez, Robin Lopez

The Lopez twins. (AP)

In a wide-ranging interview with Williamette Week, Portland Trail Blazers center and Brook Lopez DNA match Robin Lopez discusses growing up with the Nets center, as well as their shared interests, comic books (of course), and memberships.

Here's a glance at some of Robin's Brook-related answers:
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As many of you know, Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has a twin brother, Robin, currently a center for the Portland Trail Blazers. The two are a goofy duo: they were born on April Fools' Day (no, really) and have written both comic books and TV pilots together.

Friday morning, before Lopez broke his foot and was lost for the season, I asked him this question: if he was Robin's Secret Santa, and could get him anything in the world, what would he give his twin?

His answer, though predictably Lopezian, was something you'd never guess.
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The Lopez Twins

The Lopez Twins (AP)

First, there was Hooper, the Detroit Pistons' mascot that the Lopez twins took turns beating up on last week.

As Robin put it the next day: “Of course I had to stick up for the family name,” said Robin. “He really should have thought twice before stepping to me … He was really throwing rocks at the hornet’s nest.”

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Brook Lopez

Brook Lopez (tall) looks like he had a fun summer. (AP)

Even with his multivariant scoring ability and improved all-around game, there's no mistaking that Brook Lopez's biggest interests lie outside of basketball. Ask him a question about pick-and-rolls, or something about defensive coverage, and Lopez's eyes gloss over. Talk to him about what his creative endeavors? His eyes and voice perk up.

Lopez's latest foray into the creative world: a pilot for a television show, one he calls twin brother "Robin's brainchild," according to the New York Daily News.

The 7-footer told us a year ago that he'd co-written a comic book with Robin that he was working on getting published. It doesn't seem that that's worked out yet (unless the Lopez twins have a Robert Galbraith-style thing going on), but that hasn't stopped Lopez from his desire to create -- as if anything could.

Lopez also opened up about his childhood. He has few memories of his father, who split with his mother in 1994 and he hasn't seen since. Lopez's mother, Deborah Ledford, raised the twins (and two other boys, older brothers Alex and Chris) by herself as a schoolteacher. “It worked out so well. It was normal to me. I wasn’t really looking for a father figure,” Lopez told the Daily News.

Full interview below.

Stefan Bondy, New York Daily News -- Nets big man Brook Lopez shopping TV script with brother


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I don't care what happens for the rest of this Brooklyn Nets-New Orleans Hornets game. I almost don't care who wins. Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez threw down a one-hand jam in his twin brother Robin Lopez's face and there was nothing Robin Lopez could do. It's amazing. I could watch this a million times.



Crucial. (AP)

+10 if you get my stupid pun in the title. The 22-42 New Orleans Hornets -- soon to be the New Orleans Pelicans -- are in Brooklyn tonight, taking on the 37-27 Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center at 7:30 P.M. The Hornets are best known for having Anthony Davis, and the Nets beat them in New Orleans 101-97 two weeks ago behind a 33-point, 8-assist Deron Williams performance.

Joining me today to give us an idea of just what's going on with the Hornets is Joe Gerrity of Hornets 24/7, ESPN TrueHoop Affiliate site dedicated to New Orleans Hornets coverage. Joe knows this team better than almost anyone, and definitely better than Hornets coach Monty Williams.

Don't forget: The BK Game Streak is up. Make your picks above now or suffer the consequences of not being cool.


Devin: The Hornets have this year's #1 overall pick, Anthony Davis. How has he progressed throughout the season, and is he being utilized well by coach Monty Williams?

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These guys. (AP)

The 33-24 Brooklyn Nets take on the 20-37 New Orleans Hornets tonight in New Orleans for the first time this season, making the Hornets the second-last team to take on the Nets all season. (The Mavericks face them twice in March). This should be a fun game to watch, even though the Hornets aren't very good, because of the many ways the big men should (and have) intertwine(d) with Nets center Brook Lopez. We could have a weird one on our hands tonight.

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