Earlier this week, we learned that Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Eric Berry isn’t a horse whisperer — in fact he’s terrified of the animals. But that pales in comparison to the thing that New Orleans Hornets center Robin Lopez fears most in life: Splash Mountain.
The fine folks at Grantland got their hands on a nice photo of Lopez doing his best teenage girl at a a Backstreet Boys concert circa 1997 impression. Brooks Lopez, his twin brother who has the same blood flowing through him, looks to be having the time of his life. Robin, on the other hand, looks as though he just walked into the aftermath of the shower scene in Psycho.
Some allege that the photo is staged, but to anyone who’s ever been on a thrill ride with a twelve year old girl — or me for that matter– will be able to pick out the sight of true terror when you see it.
Robin’s eyes are screaming louder than he ever could.
But look on the bright side, the Hornets are looking solid with Lopez and he’s actually been playing a lot better than anyone could have hoped for this early on in the NBA season. There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done, but when the Hornets are 100 percent healthy, and if Lopez can continue to grow his priduciton, New Orleans will be looking pretty sharp down the road.
However, records fade and change but a photo of a 7-foot NBA giant peeing his pants on a water slide at Disneyland lasts forever.