As Kobe Bryant plays out his 20th and final season with the Lakers, The Times has reached out to players, coaches and broadcasters for recollections about his career.
Brook and Robin Lopez, eight-year pros, play for the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks, respectively.
The Lopez twins might play for different NBA teams, but they share the same spot in the visitor’s locker room at Staples Center and many of the same memories of Bryant, whom they grew up watching on TV in their family’s living room in Fresno.
“I’m a California boy, born and bred,” Brook Lopez said. “So I was a huge Laker fan, a huge Shaq and Kobe...