Brook Lopez welcomes brother Robin to New York with personal roast

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I know I tease my brother (he’s earned it). That’s just kind of how guys are with each other.

Brook Lopez was already in New York when he re-signed this summer with the Brooklyn Nets. Now he will be joined in New York by his brother Robin Lopez, who signed with the Knicks.

Two brothers, both now in New York.

Brook welcomed Robin to the Big Apple with some serious roasting on WFAN (hat tip to Ball Don’t Lie for the transcription).

Q. Did you help recruit your brother to the Knicks?

A. I did help recruit my brother to the Knicks, but as a non-Knicks supporter I helped recruit him there. I think he’s going to be a detriment to them, absolutely.

Q. You have always gotten the better of him in head-to-head matchups, so maybe that’s another reason, right?

A. Right, absolutely. I’m kind of the Robin Lopez Kryptonite, and there’s a lot of Robin Lopez Kryptonite in the world.

Q. Will you guys consider living together here in New York City?

A. I’ve been telling a few people I’m going to, first off, charge him rent definitely. I’m going to kind of go the Harry Potter route, like the Dursleys kept Harry Potter under the staircase in the cupboard. Something like that….

Q. Is there anything that Robin Lopez does better than you?

A. He loses better than I do. I know that. That came to me right away.

That is awesome. And well done with the Harry Potter reference as well.

Brook and Robin are pretty tight; the twins played their high school and college ball (Stanford) together. This is all in good fun. Not like Robin and those mascots.

Now, they both likely miss the playoffs together in New York. That’s another real bonding experience.