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Call Him "The Happy Giant"

His coach does.  Brook Lopez turns 22 Thursday. It's appropriately April Fool's Day, but the big guy is no fool.  With less than two full seasons behind him, the 7-footer has become one of the NBA's top pivot men. 

From his first NBA start (25 and 9) to his career game (37 and 10), coaches and teammates have been wowed.  "You can't see a ceiling for him right now" says Jarvis Hayes. "He is a big kid. He loves life and is passionate about everything", adds Kiki Vandeweghe.

A birthday wish? How about David Lee? "Playing with guys who love to crash the offensive glass is great because if you have both guys crashing, you get so many second and third opportunities in one possession."