Lopez twins are leaving Stanford for careers in the NBA Sports, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Mar 31, 2008 at 8:19 pm
It was a foregone conclusion that Brook Lopez would be leaving Stanford after his sophomore season to turn pro. The only question was whether his 7-foot twin, Robin, would join him. That question was answered Monday when Stanford's twin towers made their decision to leave school for the NBA.
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Posted by parent, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Apr 1, 2008 at 11:15 am
It is beyond me that top private universities like Stanford pay full ride "scholarships" to "students" like these who have no intention of getting a college degree - all the while turning away thousands of deserving academics-oriented applicants.
Posted by Real BB, a resident of Stanford, on Apr 1, 2008 at 11:53 am
Real BB--Facts are that Brook Lopez stopped going to classes in the fall and was suspended for being academically ineligible. I guess classes some athletes take are either not worth their bother or too hard for them.
Stanford has higher standards and does not need "students" like him here.
Posted by Bill, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Apr 1, 2008 at 1:01 pm
The Lopez brothers played the 'system' and Stanford for "suckers". Happens at Cal all the time. Maybe when the Lopez duo makes their millions, they can repair Stanford the cost of their two years at Stanford including room and board, tuition, and travel. Maybe good schools should get a written agreement - graduate or repay from their NBA salaries.
Posted by L-man, a resident of Menlo Park, on Apr 9, 2008 at 3:29 pm
I wouldn't feel too sorry for Stanford or be too mad at the Lopez brothers. Stanford has taken in sufficient additional revenue because of the Lopez brothers bringing additional value to the program via wins and fan interest and network TV payements, not to mention share from NCAA tournament dollars. Both entities have benefited from the short stay.