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March 8, 2007 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
Somewhere in the NBA, there's a souped-up Hummer to buy or bling with the value of a home in the suburbs. Brook and Robin Lopez, the Stanford basketball team's 7-foot twins, will pass on such things for now. Fancy cars and jewelry won't do them much good, not when they don't even have driver's licenses and would rather spend the money from any future big contracts on a home for their mother overlooking Puget Sound.
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April 5, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The Portland Trail Blazers expected to make the playoffs. They never envisioned practically wrapping up a spot by the day after Christmas. A 24-5 start gave them the best record in the NBA and made them the league's biggest marvel. "I would lie," center Robin Lopez admitted this week, "if I said the beginning of the season didn't surprise me. " The next three months would be startling in a different sort of way. The Blazers have gone 25-23 since their world-beater days, though they're on the verge of clinching their first playoff berth since 2011 and still have a chance to secure home-court advantage in the first round.
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July 4, 2013 | Wire reports
People familiar with the trade say Sacramento, New Orleans and Portland have agreed to a three-team deal sending guard Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans, center Robin Lopez to the Trail Blazers and guard Greivis Vasquez to the Kings. The people, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because NBA rules prevent confirmation of trades until July 10, say Portland is sending second-round draft pick Jeff Withey to New Orleans and a future draft pick to Sacramento as part of the deal.
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July 4, 2013 | Wire reports
People familiar with the trade say Sacramento, New Orleans and Portland have agreed to a three-team deal sending guard Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans, center Robin Lopez to the Trail Blazers and guard Greivis Vasquez to the Kings. The people, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because NBA rules prevent confirmation of trades until July 10, say Portland is sending second-round draft pick Jeff Withey to New Orleans and a future draft pick to Sacramento as part of the deal.
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April 22, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Three days later, Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro still was upset about the flagrant 2 foul Suns reserve center Robin Lopez committed against Blake Griffin on Thursday night in Phoenix. Del Negro is not happy that Lopez wasn't suspended by the NBA. Lopez, who was ejected from the game against the Clippers, played in the Suns' next game on Saturday night. "I do have an issue with how Blake got hit that hard and he's in pain and he's still in pain and the player that did that played yesterday," Del Negro said.
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June 22, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Brook and Robin Lopez have been playing basketball together since the first grade. From driveway one-on-one to high school in Fresno, and later at Stanford, the twin 7-footers have never been far apart. So you could forgive them for being sentimental about the future. The NBA draft on Thursday will likely separate the 20-year-olds for the first time in their lives. But, frankly, you'd be wasting the compassion. "It's the same adjustments really, it's just that I won't have that guy following me around anymore," joked Brook, the elder by a minute.
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April 5, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The Portland Trail Blazers expected to make the playoffs. They never envisioned practically wrapping up a spot by the day after Christmas. A 24-5 start gave them the best record in the NBA and made them the league's biggest marvel. "I would lie," center Robin Lopez admitted this week, "if I said the beginning of the season didn't surprise me. " The next three months would be startling in a different sort of way. The Blazers have gone 25-23 since their world-beater days, though they're on the verge of clinching their first playoff berth since 2011 and still have a chance to secure home-court advantage in the first round.
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April 19, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
PHOENIX - The Clippers were more irate about the physical attack on Blake Griffin by Suns reserve center Robin Lopez than they were about their 93-90 loss to Phoenix Thursday night at US Airways Center. The Clippers were upset by the flagrant two foul called on Lopez for his neck-tying of Griffin in the fourth quarter than they were by having their five-game winning streak ended. The Clippers were more angry about the strained neck Griffin suffered because of the play that got Lopez ejected than they were about not being able to execute late in the game.
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March 21, 2008 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Times staff writer Sam Farmer will be writing about the people he meets and things he sees this week at the NCAA regional in Anaheim: Jim Harbaugh might not be a psychic, but he already knows the result of Saturday's game between Stanford and Marquette -- at least as far as he's concerned. It will be a win. And a loss. Harbaugh is Stanford's football coach, but his sister is married to Tom Crean, Marquette's basketball coach. So when Crean's team played Kentucky in the first game Thursday at the Honda Center, Harbaugh sat in the Marquette cheering section wearing a Golden Eagles T-shirt.
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April 20, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Blake Griffin's style of play has recently drawn the ire of some of his colleagues around the league. His spectacular high-flying dunks are constantly replayed on SportsCenter, embarrassing his victims on an almost nightly basis. He's accused of getting away with offensive fouls. He's criticized for flopping. Has his perception around the league left him susceptible to being the recipient of some unusually nasty fouls? When the Clippers played Phoenix on Thursday evening, it sure seemed that way. When the Clippers were on a fast break in the fourth quarter, Mo Williams dribbled downcourt and dished the ball to Griffin, who leaped toward the basket off of one leg. As Griffin flew through the air en route to a dunk, Suns center Robin Lopez grabbed Griffin's neck from behind, sending the Clippers power forward tumbling to the ground.
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April 22, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Three days later, Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro still was upset about the flagrant 2 foul Suns reserve center Robin Lopez committed against Blake Griffin on Thursday night in Phoenix. Del Negro is not happy that Lopez wasn't suspended by the NBA. Lopez, who was ejected from the game against the Clippers, played in the Suns' next game on Saturday night. "I do have an issue with how Blake got hit that hard and he's in pain and he's still in pain and the player that did that played yesterday," Del Negro said.
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April 20, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Blake Griffin's style of play has recently drawn the ire of some of his colleagues around the league. His spectacular high-flying dunks are constantly replayed on SportsCenter, embarrassing his victims on an almost nightly basis. He's accused of getting away with offensive fouls. He's criticized for flopping. Has his perception around the league left him susceptible to being the recipient of some unusually nasty fouls? When the Clippers played Phoenix on Thursday evening, it sure seemed that way. When the Clippers were on a fast break in the fourth quarter, Mo Williams dribbled downcourt and dished the ball to Griffin, who leaped toward the basket off of one leg. As Griffin flew through the air en route to a dunk, Suns center Robin Lopez grabbed Griffin's neck from behind, sending the Clippers power forward tumbling to the ground.
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April 19, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
PHOENIX - The Clippers were more irate about the physical attack on Blake Griffin by Suns reserve center Robin Lopez than they were about their 93-90 loss to Phoenix Thursday night at US Airways Center. The Clippers were upset by the flagrant two foul called on Lopez for his neck-tying of Griffin in the fourth quarter than they were by having their five-game winning streak ended. The Clippers were more angry about the strained neck Griffin suffered because of the play that got Lopez ejected than they were about not being able to execute late in the game.
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May 23, 2010 | By Mike Bresnahan
Reporting from Phoenix -- So much for keeping up with the Celtics. The Lakers blinked before their Boston counterparts did, many times in fact, getting shoved aside by Amare Stoudemire and the Phoenix Suns, 118-109, in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Sunday at US Airways Center. Something funny happened on the way to a 3-0 series lead, though the Lakers weren't giggling after Phoenix ended their eight-game winning streak and closed to within 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
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June 22, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Brook and Robin Lopez have been playing basketball together since the first grade. From driveway one-on-one to high school in Fresno, and later at Stanford, the twin 7-footers have never been far apart. So you could forgive them for being sentimental about the future. The NBA draft on Thursday will likely separate the 20-year-olds for the first time in their lives. But, frankly, you'd be wasting the compassion. "It's the same adjustments really, it's just that I won't have that guy following me around anymore," joked Brook, the elder by a minute.
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March 22, 2008 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
The team from the Big East Conference wants to make fancy passes and show off its perimeter skills; the Pacific 10 Conference team is looking for a half-court, muscle matchup. Yeah, you read that right. Sixth-seeded Marquette plays third-seeded Stanford today in a second-round NCAA South Regional game at the Honda Center. It's the kind of game where you throw the ball up and the preconceptions out the arena's double doors. The Big East all but invented rugged basketball and once experimented with a six-foul rule.
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March 22, 2008 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
The team from the Big East Conference wants to make fancy passes and show off its perimeter skills; the Pacific 10 Conference team is looking for a half-court, muscle matchup. Yeah, you read that right. Sixth-seeded Marquette plays third-seeded Stanford today in a second-round NCAA South Regional game at the Honda Center. It's the kind of game where you throw the ball up and the preconceptions out the arena's double doors. The Big East all but invented rugged basketball and once experimented with a six-foul rule.
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May 23, 2010 | By Mike Bresnahan
Reporting from Phoenix -- So much for keeping up with the Celtics. The Lakers blinked before their Boston counterparts did, many times in fact, getting shoved aside by Amare Stoudemire and the Phoenix Suns, 118-109, in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Sunday at US Airways Center. Something funny happened on the way to a 3-0 series lead, though the Lakers weren't giggling after Phoenix ended their eight-game winning streak and closed to within 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
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March 21, 2008 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Times staff writer Sam Farmer will be writing about the people he meets and things he sees this week at the NCAA regional in Anaheim: Jim Harbaugh might not be a psychic, but he already knows the result of Saturday's game between Stanford and Marquette -- at least as far as he's concerned. It will be a win. And a loss. Harbaugh is Stanford's football coach, but his sister is married to Tom Crean, Marquette's basketball coach. So when Crean's team played Kentucky in the first game Thursday at the Honda Center, Harbaugh sat in the Marquette cheering section wearing a Golden Eagles T-shirt.
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March 8, 2007 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
Somewhere in the NBA, there's a souped-up Hummer to buy or bling with the value of a home in the suburbs. Brook and Robin Lopez, the Stanford basketball team's 7-foot twins, will pass on such things for now. Fancy cars and jewelry won't do them much good, not when they don't even have driver's licenses and would rather spend the money from any future big contracts on a home for their mother overlooking Puget Sound.
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