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Brook Lopez relaxes at Comic Con, where nerdiness is a badge of honor

Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

In two games, he's averaging 18.5 and 10, shooting 56.5% from the floor and hitting his typical 85 percent from the free throw stripe, having gone there 13 times in two games. He has yet to play 30 minutes. It's a good time to be Brook Lopez and it's not all about basketball.

Scott Cacciola of the Wall Street Journal followed Lopez to the Javits Convention Center and Comic Con Sunday. It's one of those places where a 7-foot NBA player is no odder than scores of people dressed as Batman.

"This is one of the few places where I blend in," he said.

Cacciola, with the help of Brook's older brother, Chris, learned the genesis of the Lopez twins' love of literature.

He writes that their maternal grandmother had a vast collection of rare, first-edition books at her home, including the Wizard of Oz series. Their mother would read to them at night. "There was a huge emphasis on literature and all that kind of stuff—just being creative," said Chris Lopez.

Meanwhile, one of his teammates, Carleton Scott, tells the Journal writer than he was miffed he didn't get invited. "We have a lot of closet nerds on this team," Scott said.