Brook Lopez, one of few veterans on young Lakers team, might be biggest kid of all – Orange County Register

SANTA MONICA — After visiting Disneyland twice in his first three days living in Los Angeles, Brook Lopez knew he had to rein things in if he had any hope of getting himself ready for his 10th NBA season and first with a new team.

“I’ve been trying to be good,” he said last week, “trying to temper myself.”

The 7-footer’s love of comics, animation and, especially, Disney can be traced to his early days growing up in North Hollywood, before his family moved to Fresno, when his mother, Deborah Ledford, wedged family trips to Disneyland into a schedule full of basketball games for Lopez and his twin brother Robin, now a center for the Chicago Bulls, and their two older brothers.

“I loved it,” Lopez said over lunch at a Santa Monica steakhouse. Outside, a black SUV idled on…

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