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Lonzo Ball may get the attention, but Brook Lopez is a key to the Lakers' success

Lonzo Ball may get the attention, but Brook Lopez is a key to the Lakers' success

Twin brothers Brook and Robin Lopez were always up to something, even when they were 5 years old in the back seat of their mom’s car on the way to their older brothers’ basketball games.

They created their own little world, drawing pictures or plotting stories they invented with fictional characters from their vibrant imaginations. Then they’d get to the games and the two of them, especially Brook, were captivated by another art form — basketball.

In some ways not much has changed.

In their downtime Brook and Robin are still designing an imaginary world, jotting down sketches and writing stories. Now they share them across the country through Facebook or text messages,...

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