Nets C Brook Lopez, perhaps eager to make new friends in his swampy surroundings, tells the New York Post’s Fred Kerber that he’s “a Disney fanatic”, with a memorabilia collection approaching dangerous nutcase levels. OK, I supplied that insult all by myself. But it’s hard to imagine, say, Derrick Coleman giving an interview quite like this :
“My older brothers were interested in it and we lived pretty close to Anaheim when I was younger,” Lopez said. “Then my grandma always brought me little toys and trinkets and figurines and stuff when I was little. It just kind of instilled it in me.”
And if you think he’s bad, his twin, Robin, may be worse.
Robin has a nice little room going, almost a museum in his townhouse in Phoenix,” said Lopez, who’s also a noted “Batman” comic freak.
Of his own collection, if he absolutely, positively, could keep only one item, it would be a near-impossible choice. But he made his decision.
“My best friend got me a pretty cool Disney villains snow-globe like eight years ago,” Lopez said. “It’s all Disney villains. It’s pretty cool.”
Cool like the movies, particularly the TV series. And don’t trash the classics unless you you’re willing to have the 7-foot Lopez go Cruella De Vil on your butt.
“High School Musical?” Please. “We prefer all the old stuff,” Lopez said.
Like “Davy Crockett” with Fess Parker, “Zorro” with Guy Williams, “Elfego Baca” with Robert Loggia and “The Scarecrow” with Patrick McGoohan.