Robin Lopez has a funny reaction to the NBA playing at Walt Disney World.
When the NBA announced its intentions to resume its 2019-20 NBA season and postseason at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, you knew one of the greatest Disney fans of all-time — Milwaukee Bucks center Robin Lopez — would have something to say about it.
Lopez and his twin brother teammate Brook Lopez have been massive Disney fans since grade school. The California natives have long had season passes to Disneyland out in Anaheim. Well, because they’re professional basketball players, of course, they would have season passes at Walt Disney World in Orlando, too.
So when ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted out Friday afternoon about NBA fans visiting Walt Disney World won’t be able to see these NBA games, Lopez responded most hilariously as a surprise to absolutely no one.
“For those visiting Disney World this summer and hoping to see an active NBA player roaming the parks and getting on rides, well, the NBPA made it clear that won’t be happening for players, nor the family members joining them…” tweeted Wojnarowski.
“What if we already have annual passes mine doesn’t have blackout dates,” responded Lopez.
Robin Lopez is an NBA player and a massive fan of Disney theme parks.
For the sake of entertainment, there would be next to nothing greater in the world than a pair of 7-foot giants who look alike standing next to you in line to right Space Mountain with Mickey Mouse ears of Goofy floppy-eared hats on top of their large noggins. The Brothers Lopez are just like us, except for they went to Stanford and play for the best team in the Eastern Conference.
The Bucks will be one of the last four teams left in the NBA playoffs this summer. Unless they get upset in the early part of the tournament, Milwaukee will play in the Eastern Conference Finals for the second season in a row. Frankly, if the Bucks don’t play in their first NBA Finals in decades this summer, it would be a massive disappointment for one of the most stacked teams in the league.
While social distancing rules and having to keep the NBA players isolated will make this next to impossible, who would not want to see Brook and Robin Lopez celebrating a Bucks’ playoff victory over the Boston Celtics, the Philadelphia 76ers or somebody by taking a plunge down Splash Mountain.
This is the social media content we crave, people. I cannot believe we’re being denied of it. So rather than take a trip to the White House this year, because what NBA player in his right mind will want to do that, let’s just have the championship stay at Walt Disney World and have the parade down Main Street USA?
If you’re one a fan of one of the eight teams not invited to the summertime Mickey Mouse Hoops Club this summer, you better be rooting for Giannis Antetokounmpo, head coach Mike Budenholzer, The Brothers Lopez and all those delightful Milwaukee Bucks.
For the love of god, please let Robin Lopez be able to enjoy his time at Walt Disney World!