Brook Lopez
American basketball player
Brook Lopez
Brook Lopez is an American basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA. He is the twin brother of fellow basketball player Robin Lopez, who plays for the New Orleans Hornets. Lopez was selected 10th overall by the Nets in the 2008 NBA Draft, after playing two years for Stanford in the Pacific-10 Conference of the NCAA.
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Everyone Shoots 3s Now. Even Brook Lopez.
NYTimes - 3 months
After taking a total of seven 3-point attempts in his first six N.B.A. seasons, the Nets center has hoisted up 38 this season, in only eight games.
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NBA roundup: Nets center Lopez expands his game
LATimes - 4 months
Brooklyn’s Brook Lopez, who had made four of 38 three-point tries in his career before Wednesday, made four of five in the first half against Detroit and the Nets defeated the Pistons, 109-101. Lopez didn’t make another three-pointer, but he finished with 34 points and 11 rebounds, and Sean Kilpatrick...
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Nets Take Page From Spurs' Book in Limiting Brook Lopez
Wall Street Journal - 4 months
The Nets gave Brook Lopez a night off for the second game of a back-to-back, a strategy favored by San Antonio for its best players.
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Nobody Knows Head Coaches Like Brook Lopez
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
Brook Lopez, the Nets’ All-Star forward, will be playing for his ninth head coach this season, the most of any active NBA player with a single franchise. He can’t even name them all.
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WATCH: NBA Player Brook Lopez Tests the NBA Store's New Virtual Reality Experience
ABC News - 5 months
ABC News' Michael Rothman interviews NBA Nets player, Brook Lopez at the NBA store in New York City.
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N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Rally to Beat Nuggets in Overtime
NYTimes - 12 months
Brook Lopez made a basket with 0.4 of a second left in overtime to clinch the Nets’ fifth win in a row over the Nuggets.
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Hassan Whiteside's Sensational Journey To The NBA Was Worth The Wait
Huffington Post - 12 months
Star NBA players have taken to China in recent years and Europe has always been a popular destination. But overseas basketball typically takes place in the twilight years of a career. For Hassan Whiteside, a former one-and-done star at mid-major Marshall University who once spurned a scholarship offer from college hoops blue blood Kentucky, his journey to NBA stardom came the other way around: Second-round draft pick of the Sacramento Kings -- who eventually cut him -- followed by five stints in the D-League, two trips to China and two more to Lebanon, hardly a hoops hotbed and, more importantly, a danger zone. "I seen a guy die in the street," Whiteside told The Huffington Post. "My first game there, there was a riot. They had to bring in a SWAT team and just keep the fans at bay." If nothing else, the Middle East served as a wake-up call. Whiteside said he told himself: "This ain't somewhere I want to be for the rest of my life. They put a ban on the season. The whole seas ...
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N.B.A. Roundup: Brook Lopez’s 31 Points Help Nets End Thunder’s Winning Streak
NYTimes - about 1 year
The Nets ended the Oklahoma City Thunder’s seven-game winning streak with a 116-106 home win.
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For the Nets, a Healthy Brook Lopez Is Key to Team's Future
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
The one piece of good news for the Nets this season is that the team has a big lure in center Brook Lopez, who recently played his 100th straight game.
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Nets Beat Knicks 110-104 to End 10-Game Home Skid
NYTimes - about 1 year
Brook Lopez scored 20 points, Thaddeus Young had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets ended their 10-game home losing streak with a 110-104 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.
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N.B.A. Roundup: Brook Lopez Hits Season High as Nets Win
NYTimes - about 1 year
Lopez scored 30 points and had 13 rebounds as the Nets defeated the Boston Celtics.
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Nowitzki rises above Shaq milestone as Mavs edge Nets
Yahoo News - about 1 year
(The Sports Xchange) - Presented with the five names of those ahead of him on the NBA career scoring list after passing a major personal milestone, Dirk Nowitzki responded as if it was music to his ears "That sounds pretty good," the German told reporters. On the night he passed Shaquille O'Neal for sixth place on the scoring list, Nowitzki capped a 22-point display by sinking the go-ahead layup with 19.2 seconds left in overtime as the Dallas Mavericks edged the Brooklyn Nets 119-118 on Wednesday. The decisive basket came after a hook shot by center Brook Lopez gave the Nets a 118-117 lead with 41.1 seconds remaining.
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N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Hold On to Beat Bulls, Stopping Skid at Five Games
NYTimes - about 1 year
Brook Lopez had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who were coming off one of their worst performances, a home loss to the Timberwolves.
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Nets Hold On to Beat Bulls, Stopping Skid at Five Games
NYTimes - about 1 year
Brook Lopez had 21 points to lead the Nets to a 105-102 victory in Chicago.
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Bargnani fires late to help Nets see off 76ers
Yahoo News - about 1 year
(The Sports Xchange) - Reserve forward Andrea Bargnani scored 13 of his season-high 23 points during the fourth quarter to help the Brooklyn Nets overcome the Philadelphia 76ers with a 100-91 victory on Thursday. The game was a matchup of the two worst teams in the Eastern Conference and though he struggled at times defensively against Philadelphia rookie center Jahlil Okafor, Bargnani made up for it by hitting four shots in the final 12 minutes. Bargnani, who was 8-of-15 overall, enjoyed the best night as a Net while center Brook Lopez was saddled with foul trouble and limited to 19 minutes, hitting his two biggest shots in a 39-second span off inbounds passes from forward Joe Johnson.
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NBA-Highlights of Friday's NBA games
Yahoo News - about 1 year
(Adds late game) Dec 4 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Friday: - - - - Knicks 108, Nets 91 Carmelo Anthony paced the Knicks with 28 points while rookie Kristaps Porzingis posted his 10th double-double this season with 19 points and 10 rebounds as the New York Knicks beat the Brooklyn Nets. Center Brook Lopez led the Nets with 21 points and forward Thaddeus Young added 18 points, while forward Joe Johnson was ejected from the game with 8:01 left for a flagrant foul on Knicks guard Jose Calderon. ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Brook Lopez
  • 2016
    On January 2, 2016, Lopez recorded a then season-high 30 points and 13 rebounds in a 100–97 win over the Boston Celtics.
    More Details Hide Details Two days later, he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, December 28 through Sunday, January 3. On January 24, he scored a season-high 31 points in a 116–106 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. He topped that mark six days later, recording 33 points and 10 rebounds in a 105–103 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. On February 19, he tied his season-high of 33 points in a 109–98 win over the New York Knicks. He moved past Richard Jefferson (8,507 points) into third place on the Nets' career scoring list. On March 24, with 22 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Lopez moved past Vince Carter into second place on the Nets' career scoring list with 8,835 points. Lopez has three brothers: Chris, Alex and Robin. Alex played college basketball for Washington and Santa Clara, and professionally in Japan, New Zealand and Spain, while Robin also plays in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls.
  • 2015
    On July 9, 2015, Lopez re-signed with the Nets to a three-year deal.
    More Details Hide Details On December 8, in a win over the Houston Rockets, Lopez became the sixth player to make 400 starts for the Nets franchise, following Buck Williams (633), Jason Kidd (504), Kerry Kittles (455), Richard Jefferson (417) and Jason Collins (405). On December 26, in a loss to the Washington Wizards, Lopez made nine field goals and passed Vince Carter (3,126) for second in franchise history. Lopez finished the game with 3,127 career field goals made, a mark trailing only Buck Williams (3,981).
    On June 26, 2015, Lopez opted out of his contract with the Nets to become a free agent.
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    On March 20, 2015, Lopez recorded 32 points and a season-high 18 rebounds in a 129-127 triple overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
    More Details Hide Details On April 6, he was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 30 through Sunday, April 5. He led the Nets to a 3-1 week behind team-leading averages of 20.8 points (sixth in the conference), 10.3 rebounds (fourth in the conference) and 2. blocks (tied-fifth in the conference).
  • 2014
    On November 3, 2014, Lopez made his 2014–15 season debut after missing the first two games with a foot injury.
    More Details Hide Details In just under 24 minutes of action, he recorded 18 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 steal in the 116-85 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. He went on to miss eight games between December 8 and December 21 with a lower back strain, and following his return on December 23 against Denver, Lopez was benched in favor of Mason Plumlee who was the starting center in Lopez' absence. He remained coming off the bench for three more games before starting alongside Plumlee on December 30 against Chicago with Kevin Garnett out resting. He subsequently recorded 29 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in the 96-82 win.
  • 2013
    On December 20, 2013, the Nets announced Lopez was out for the remainder of the season with a foot injury he had suffered the night before against the Philadelphia 76ers.
    More Details Hide Details In the 17 games that Lopez played, he averaged 20.7 points 6 rebounds 56.3% from the field and 81.7% from the free throw line. This was the first season he didn't manage to record at least one double-double.
    On December 7, 2013, Lopez had 32 points and 7 rebounds against the Milwaukee Bucks.
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    On November 15, 2013, Lopez logged 27 points and 7 rebounds in an overtime win over the Phoenix Suns.
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    On March 20, 2013, the Nets were on the road playing the Dallas Mavericks when Lopez had 38 points and 11 rebounds in a 113-97 Nets win.
    More Details Hide Details His 38-point total was only 1 point away from his career high of 39. At the end of the 2012–13 season, Lopez averaged 19.4 points and 6.9 rebounds, as he also set a new career high in blocks with 2.1. At the end of the season, the Nets won 49 games and were the fourth seed in the east. Lopez played all seven of the Nets playoff games, averaging 22.3 points and 7.4 rebounds. The Nets were eliminated in a seven-game, first-round series by the Chicago Bulls. In a season-opening loss at the Cleveland Cavaliers, Lopez scored 21 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
    On January 30, 2013, NBA Commissioner David Stern selected Lopez to play in the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, his first All-Star appearance, replacing Rajon Rondo who had suffered a season-ending ACL injury.
    More Details Hide Details In the game, Lopez finished the game with 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 points in 11 minutes; all of his points came from the free throw line.
    In 2013, Lopez was selected to play in his first NBA All-Star Game.
    More Details Hide Details He is the twin brother of fellow NBA player Robin Lopez. Brook Lopez was born in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, to Deborah Ledford and his now-estranged father, Heriberto Lopez, a native of Cuba. His grandfather played at the University of Colorado. Lopez moved from Hollywood to Oak Harbor, Washington, while in second grade to be near his older brother, Alex, who was playing basketball at the University of Washington at the time. He moved to his current hometown of Fresno, California, a year later, where he attended San Joaquin Memorial High School. While there he played basketball with his twin brother, Robin Lopez, as well as Quincy Pondexter, a fellow NBA player. Both teammates played with Lopez on their successful AAU team, the Elite Basketball Organization (EBO), along with Derrick Jasper and Tre'Von Willis, both of UNLV.
  • 2012
    Lopez got off to a hot start in 2012, scoring 27 points in the season opener against the Toronto Raptors.
    More Details Hide Details He followed that performance by scoring 20 or more points in seven of the next twelve games, before injuring his ankle in a win over the Boston Celtics on November 28. The Nets struggled to a 2-5 record without Lopez before he returned on December 14. He began to play well again in late December, posting three straight 20 point, 10 rebound games, including a 35-point, 11 rebound performance in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 29.
    On July 11, 2012, the Nets re-signed Lopez to a four-year, $61 million contract extension.
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  • 2011
    Due to the Nets' poor record, they decided to shut down Lopez for the remainder of the 2011–2012 season.
    More Details Hide Details In the little time that Lopez played he averaged 19.2 points and a career low in rebounds with 3.6.
    In the preseason of the lockout-shortened 2011–2012 campaign, Lopez broke his right foot and missed the first 32 games of the regular season.
    More Details Hide Details In his season debut against the Milwaukee Bucks, Lopez finished with 9 points and 2 boards. In only his third game back, he scored a season high 38 points in a road win over the Dallas Mavericks. Five games after his season debut, he injured his right ankle in a win over the Charlotte Bobcats.
  • 2009
    Lopez started in all the Nets' games in the 2009–10 season.
    More Details Hide Details Despite his improving play, however, the Nets struggled all season, finishing with one of the worst records in NBA history at 12-70; only 3 more wins than the 1972–73 Philadelphia 76ers. For his third NBA season, Lopez for the third consecutive year played in all 82 regular season games. Lopez struggled rebounding the ball during the season and was criticized by head coach Avery Johnson because of his rebounding. During the season the Nets traded for all-star point guard Deron Williams. The move helped Lopez out significantly, as he saw his scoring average increase. During the season Lopez averaged 20.4 points, 6. rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.5 blocks. The Nets finished at 24-58, once again missing the playoffs.
    Lopez was selected to compete in the 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend Rookie Challenge.
    More Details Hide Details For his rookie season Lopez averaged 13. points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game, playing in all 82 games of the regular season. He ranked 4th in the NBA in total blocks with 154 and 9th in blocks per game with 1.9, which was first among rookies. He finished third in the NBA Rookie of the Year voting and was named to the All-Rookie first team. He was selected as NBA Rookie of the Month twice in the months of January and February. The Nets finished at 34-48, failing to qualify for the playoffs. The Nets started the 2009–10 season going 0-18, the worst start to a season in NBA history. Because of their start the Nets fired head coach Lawrence Frank. The Nets won their first game on December 4, 2009 against the Charlotte Bobcats 97-91. Lopez contributed in the win with 31 points and 14 rebounds. In his second season, Lopez established career bests in minutes played per game (36.9) and rebounds per game (8.6) while averaging 18.8 points per game.
  • 2008
    Lopez played in his first NBA game on October 29, 2008 in a 95-85 Nets win.
    More Details Hide Details In his first game Lopez came off the bench and had 8 points 8 rebounds and 2 blocks in 25 minutes. Lopez began starting for the Nets after an injury took Josh Boone out of the line-up, and afterwards he started putting up solid numbers for the team.
    On March 31, 2008, both Lopez brothers declared for the 2008 NBA draft.
    More Details Hide Details Lopez was drafted by the New Jersey Nets 10th overall. His twin brother, Robin, was drafted 15th overall by the Phoenix Suns.
    In the second round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament, Lopez hit the game winning shot at the buzzer against the Marquette Golden Eagles to win 82-81 in overtime.
    More Details Hide Details He was named to the All-Pac-10 First Team and an All-American Third Team his sophomore season.
    He was selected 10th overall by the Nets in the 2008 NBA draft, after playing two years of college basketball for Stanford.
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  • 2006
    The 2006–2007 basketball season was Lopez's first season at Stanford University.
    More Details Hide Details He was honored as an All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention while being named to the All-Pac-10 Freshman Team. He averaged 12.6 points and 6. rebounds over the course of the season. His next season he averaged 19.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.1 blocks per game.
  • 2005
    Brook, along with his brother, Robin, committed to Stanford University early in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details The Lopez twins were the second twin combination at Stanford, following Jason Collins and Jarron Collins.
  • 1988
    Born on April 1, 1988.
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