Some Fun Facts About the Lopez Brothers

Before Friday’s matchup at Madison Square Garden, airing at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN, learn a little bit more about the starting centers for the Nets and the Knicks, courtesy of our friends at the NBA. Other than “Party in the USA” being a song they both like.

Older than Robin by a minute, Brook has spent his entire career with the Nets. He was taken 10th overall in the ’08 Draft and he made the All-Star team in 2013. This season, Brook’s averaging 19 points and a career-high 8.4 boards a game. Maybe he’s rebounding so well because he’s found a way to harness his energy. Like a Jedi in his favorite movie…

Check out some fun facts about Brook:

-Older brothers Chris and Alex inspired him to play ball

-Favorite movie is Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

-Favorite books include The Last Battle: The Chronicles of Narnia and Hop on Pop

-Hidden off-court talent is that he is a karaoke superstar

Unlike his older brother, Robin has bounced around the League a bit. He was taken with the fifteenth pick in ’08 by the Suns, where he lasted for four seasons. Then he played a season in New Orleans and two in Portland before finally ending up with the Knicks. This year, Robin is putting up 7 points and 6 rebounds a night, but is shooting 88 percent on his free throws. Maybe he’s hitting all so many freebies this year because his favorite TV show is making him happy…

Check out some fun facts about Robin:

-Magic Johnson inspired him to play ball

-Favorite TV show is The Simpsons

-Favorite movie is Rage 

-If he wasn’t in the NBA, he’d be a cartoonist

-Says Carmelo Anthony is his best dressed teammate