"She's like my little sister. I would send her books that I'd read that had helped me, or talk to her every now and then about focus and training. I remember getting the call that she was having a baby and how excited we all were," Bryant said. "And Dom, Dom's just taken his game to another level. And now getting a call to the national team. They're like family."
The Lopez clan is "absolutely a Lakers family," Brook said, and he has proof: His twin brother, Chicago center Robin Lopez, has the middle name Byron in tribute to Lakers shooting guard and former coach Byron Scott.