We all want Dwight Howard. We all want Superman to soar into the Barclays Center and take us to the promised land. But there's one guy getting lost in all the hysteria over Dwight.
We've been through it all with this guy, and I know that if we trade him somewhere, I'll definitely miss him. Here is my tribute to our big goofball, Brook Lopez.
From draft night 2008, this guy has given us a tough interior force, a low post scorer. Always willing to take contact, he has always been great at getting the line and finishing down low.
Lopez has been dealing with double teams his entire career, due to the awful supporting casts we have given him. The Nets have been through lots of ups and downs throughout his career (mostly downs), and yet he has always stayed positive toward the team and the franchise, and that's hard to do when you're losing.
That's why we love Brook's big goofball personality.
We all know he's a little outside the box. His personality is not what we expect from an NBA center. But with quotes like this, how can you not love the guy?
"Brook Lopez does look at things differently. Tonight, he’ll have an X-ray to gauge his recovery.
"Hopefully, it will be negative. That’s proper terminology. Negative is good, right? What is the root of that?" Lopez wondered."
Brook is a unique guy. He does think out loud occasionally, as shown by this interview. It was after Devin Harris made this epic buzzer beater against the Sixers.
Here's Lopez offering insight on the shot, along with his buddy Ryan Anderson, whom he may be reuniting with soon:
|"MoneyMase: Good team win tonight. Brook Lopez is a good young talent, but man he needs a shower. Lol. He was stinkin the court up tonight!"|
According to Roger Mason Jr, he's not into deodorant.
Not afraid to show emotion, Brook brings a great attitude to everything he does.
So, while we all want this guy:
No matter what happens with Howard, trades, and free agency, we'll always love you, Brook. You will always have a special place in the hearts of Nets fans.