Poor Brook Lopez. This just isn’t his week. On Wednesday night, he was the victim of arguably the dunk of the year when Larry Nance Jr. rose to the rafters to throw down a brutal facial dunk on the Nets’ 7-foot center. But Lopez apparently hasn’t learned his lesson about trying to challenge the league’s more athletic players at the rim.
Late in the third quarter of the Magic-Nets game in Brooklyn on Friday night, Lopez was slow to rotate over from the weak side as Jeff Green exploded through the lane and delivered an absolutely vicious facial jam. Given that some cheeky fan updated Lopez’s Wikipedia page to say that he was deceased after Wednesday’s dunk, you can bet the Internet won’t be kind about this one, either.