Sports Illustrated- Brook Lopez is going to be in the happiest place on Earth in the off-season because he is building a home in Disney World.
Lopez told the New York Daily News he first started thinking about moving to the massive theme park a few years ago when it first opened the Golden Oak development, allowing people to live on the property for the first time.
My older brother Chris sent me a link when the property development was first announced three or four years ago now,” Lopez said. “We joked about doing it. As it got more real and real, I just decided I wanted to do it.”
There is not a person on the planet that belongs in a certain place on Earth more than Brook Lopez belongs in Disney World. Brook Lopez is Disney World, Disney World is Brook Lopez. He encapsulates everything that Walt Disney had in mind when he first started the brand. Just look at how irrationally happy Brook is at all times. When you spend your days walking around Brooklyn that starts to become suspicious. When you live in "The Happiest Place on Earth" it's just consider status quo. I swear Brook Lopez is the kind of person that could go on the 'It's a Small World' or 'Dumbo' rides 100 times over and be just as giddy the first time as the last. He's literally the biggest child on Earth. I don't envy the person that has to hold Brook's leash when they open the park gates.
Is there a normal human being that embodies a Disney character more than Lopez? If he got a caricature done it would just look like a self portrait. He could throw on a 'Goofy' head right now and wander around the park and people would be none the wiser. The dopey voice. The awkward strut. I'm surprised he didn't do the voiceover for 'The Goofy Movie'. You know when they strap up NBA players in those body motion censors to record their movements for video games. I am shocked they didn't do that to Lopez to create a life like walk for Goofy's animation. Brook Lopez sounds like he was born with his head in clouds. He sounds like he just got done hot boxing a surf shack at all times, but somehow you would never get the impression he touched a mind altering substance in his life. Walt would be so proud. I swear if there was a 7 foot Disney character that was injury prone, soft in the paint, and somehow, beyond all logical reasoning, had a wealth of athletic talent, Brook Lopez would be the spokesperson for the entire company. Mickey better watch his back