Robin Lopez, a quiet six-year veteran of the Portland Trail Blazers is currently on the mend after fracturing two fingers on his right hand. But we here at Impose want you to be steps ahead of your friends by claiming him as your favorite NBA player in time for his return to the court. First off, look at that mop of hair; it’s like Sideshow Bob. But this Lopez is no sideshow. May we list the ways you can enjoy Robin.
His fans are called The Fropez Nest
He has some hot takes on Cleopatra Slash Fiction
I love you Liz Taylor but I would have infinitely prefered Cleopatra had Rex Harrison and Roddy McDowall been Marc Anthony and Cleopatra
— Robin Lopez (@rolopez42) January 9, 2015
He has feuds with all the mascots of the NBA
He is a HUGE Simpsons fan
So much that Rolling Stone interviewed him about what episodes were his favorite.
He likes cats
Is there such a thing as DNP – Stayed home with cat?
— Robin Lopez (@rolopez42) December 6, 2014
I wish, buddy.
Despite all the money he makes in the NBA, he has his spending priorities in order
Watching the first episode of Batman 66, and the Riddler has just sued Batman and is taking him to court. BEST DVD PURCHASE EVER.
— Robin Lopez (@rolopez42) November 19, 2014
He has a Twin Brother
Robin’s brother, Brook, is a center for the Brooklyn Nets and despite the family connection, Robin holds no punches when dealing with Brook as an opponent.
“It’s no surprise that they held him out as long as they did last year,” Robin joked after the Blazers beat the Charlotte Hornets. “I’m sure people were just sick of traveling and being around him. So, they probably didn’t want him around the team or anything.”
In addition to all of these facts, Robin is a key part of the Trail Blazers, who are currently second in the Western conference and, if health prevails, Robin’s average of 9.6 points and 7.2 rebounds a game will keep them in contention. So grab an orange afro wig, put on an old Blazers jersey (bonus points if it’s Bonzi Wells) and get on the Fropez Bandwagon!