Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks hub: Disney fan, Splash Mountain
Brook Lopez has provided a solid inside presence – as well as some joy in organizing the Bucks – since sign as a free agent in the summer of 2018. Get to know Lopez here.
How long has Lopez been with the Bucks?
He’s in his third season with the Bucks.
Has he played for other teams?
Yes. Lopez spent nine seasons with the New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets and one with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Where does Lopez come from?
He played college basketball at Stanford. He was born in North Hollywood, California.
Why is Lopez famous?
Lopez gives the Bucks an imposing presence in the paint with his ability to block shots, but he also enjoys three-point shooting and fits right into Mike Budenholzer’s system.
Off the pitch he is known for his love of all things disney and even owns a home on the theme park property in Orlando, Florida.
What is his size?
How old is Lopez?
What’s her nickname?
Splash Mountain, Brooklyn Brook
What were his statistics in 2020-21?
12.3 points per game, 5.0 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 1.5 blocks, 50.3% shooting, 33.8% three-point, 84.5% from the free throw line .
Who is Lopez’s family?
Lopez has a twin brother, Robin, who is also in the NBA. Robin played with Brook in Milwaukee during the 2019-20 season. Robin, who played for seven NBA teams, was with the Washington Wizards last season.
Any other facts about Lopez?
He was part of NBA’s second defensive team in 2020, a season where he blocked a career-high 2.4 shots per game while contesting more shots per game than anyone in the NBA.
He was on the All-Star Team in 2013. Lopez, the 10th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets, was on the Rookie First Team in 2009.
Before signing with the Bucks, sports fans in Wisconsin, especially those of Marquette, knew all about Lopez. In second year at Stanford in 2008, Lopez’s winning shot from the baseline put Cardinal 82-81 ahead with 1.3 seconds left in overtime to eliminate Marquette from the NCAA tournament in the second round.