By his own admission, Robin Lopez is an unremitting goofball. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Disney princesses, a penchant for taking selfies with his cats, a preoccupation with drawing portraits of doe-eyed starlets like Emily Rossum and Zooey Deschanel, and perhaps most infamously, an inexplicable hatred of various NBA mascots.
These feuds have been an ongoing theme in Lopez’s career the past two-plus seasons, and just when you thought the whole absurd spectacle had reached its tipping point, he’d go out and commit yet another senseless act of violence against some poor unsuspecting bloke earning minimum wage for the privilege of prancing around an arena while wearing a suffocating animal costume.
In a recent interview with Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck, ROLO offered some insight as to where his issues with mascots came from, and not surprisingly, it mostly has to do with a lack of attention during his childhood.
“They [the mascots] were never too receptive of me. I was a taller child. I always looked a little older than I was. I don’t think I ever got proper attention from those mascots.”
Lopez also dished on which mascot he despises the most, i.e. the Detroit Pistons’ mascot “Hooper,” who he’s had several altercations with in the past, as well as who’s up next on his enemies list: “Pierre the Pelican,” who you’ll recall was forced to undergo a plastic surgery procedure to repair his cartoonishly-demented face after it became abundantly clear that he was haunting the nightmares of young children.
“I feel like I’m doing humanity’s work,” Lopez said.