Former teammate: Brook Lopez had an incredibly inappropriate nickname in college
Brook and Robin Lopez are two of the weirdest brothers in existence.
There are no NBA siblings more out there than the two of them. Whether it's with their love of comic books or Disney World or DisneyLand or whatever Disney stuff they do, Robin and Brook are always keeping the world entertained. And apparently, they're doing the same for their teammates.
David Pick of Basketball Insiders caught up with Anthony Goods, who was a teammate of the Lopez brothers at Stanford, where everyone apparently had a nickname based on twins' first love, superheroes:
The average fan tends to think the twins are pretty hilarious. Once person who didn't, though? At-the-time Stanford coach Trent Johnson had a relatively insulting nickname for Brook, one that strayed just a tad from the superhero theme when Johnson entered hemorrhoidal levels of anger.
Oh, Lopez bros. You're the best.
“What people don’t know about the Lopez twins, honestly, they’re little kids in seven-foot bodies,” Goods told Basketball Insiders. “In college, Brook and Robin were really into cartoons and superheroes. Each player on our team had his own superhero nickname; mine was the ‘Black Panther.’
“Brook and Robin loved cartoons, comic books, Britney Spears and Michael Jackson. I remember, we had a serious game against UCLA, and when I came back to the locker room before our warmup, both of them were huddling around a laptop, giggling like girls watching old Simpson cartoons. I was like, ‘Yo, we got a game, bro. It’s a big one.'”
Goods said that he loved being around the Lopez twins in college. But Trent Johnson, current head coach of the TCU Horned Frogs, who coached at Stanford from 2004 to 2008 – unlike his troops – had little tolerance for the Lopez twins.
“Brook’s nickname was ‘[EXPLETIVE],” Goods told Basketball Insiders. “Trent once kicked Brook out of practice, and said: ‘Hey [EXPLETIVE, get the [EXPLETIVE] out of my gym.’ Then Robin turned and said, ‘Don’t talk to my brother like that.’ Trent went off, he was like, ‘Get the [EXPLETIVE] out too’, and kicked them both out.”