Milwaukee Bucks: Lopez twins set for a very different Disney experience

ORLANDO, FL - NOVEMBER 1: (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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With the Milwaukee Bucks headed to Walt Disney World, the Lopez twins, the league’s biggest Disney fans, are in for a very different Disney experience.

Speaking on Pat Connaughton’s charity radiothon a couple of weeks back, Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo revealed how he’d like to bring his teammates to the Greek island of Mykonos if the team end up with a title to celebrate in the next few months.

In spite of the fact that any potential championship win will come in the NBA’s unusual and innovative campus-like setting at Walt Disney World, I’d guess that if the Lopez twins were given the option to bring their teammates somewhere to celebrate, they’d probably suggest sticking around in Walt Disney World. Or maybe at least making the trip to Disneyland.

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Of course, that’s because not only are Brook and Robin Lopez the league’s foremost Disney fans, but they’re legitimate experts on all things Disney theme parks. Brook even owns a home on the grounds of Walt Disney World, although the league’s quarantine rules will undoubtedly mean he’ll have to stay in a hotel with teammates when the NBA arrives on site.

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the brothers, particularly Robin, have been very forthcoming in sharing their thoughts on all things related to how the NBA could exist at Walt Disney World during this time.

When the twins joined ESPN’s Ros Gold-Onwude for a video call last month, Robin staked an early claim for which hotel the Bucks should be staying at:

"“I’ve only had one major reaction and that’s: we have got to stay at the Polynesian Village Resort. That’s my one demand. It is one of the nicer [hotels]. It’s obviously a Polynesian, tiki-themed resort. Very nice. There’s these nice waterfront cabanas.”"

With talk of the higher ranked teams potentially getting to choose their hotel, perhaps Robin could get his wish on that front.

Another desire of Robin’s came to light in that conversation with Gold-Onwude when he was asked what advice he’d give to Adam Silver about the prospect of games at Walt Disney World. Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t good news for mascots:

"“I think it’s in the bible, it’s like ‘First thing we do is we get rid of all mascots.’ I might be paraphrasing. But Disney has all these awesome characters, we have these ridiculous mascots, I say why don’t we just do some kind of trade or switch.”"

Most recently, though, Robin found himself in for a busy night on Twitter on Friday as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the NBPA had made it clear that neither players or their families would be permitted to visit the parks while staying on the property during the remainder of the season.

Robin replied to Wojnarowski, asking, “What if we already have annual passes mine doesn’t have blackout dates?” While also quote tweeting Wojnarowski’s report with a threat of a lockout and a great reference to The Office all rolled up in one:

At this point, Brook and Robin may well know close to every inch of the Walt Disney World resort, but they’ll have to deal with a very different Disney experience for a couple of months.

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If all goes to plan, though, perhaps this particular trip to Disney can be capped off by Brook and Robin hopping on Splash Mountain with the Larry O’Brien trophy for company.