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Brook Lopez challenges Silver to keep him, Robin out of Disney theme park

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As the Milwaukee Bucks prepare for the NBA season to resume at Walt Disney World later in July, starting center Brook Lopez has a challenge for the league's top bosses.

"We'll see how long Adam Silver can keep Robin and I from going to the park," Lopez said Tuesday, according to the Associated Press' Tim Reynolds.

Though NBA teams will be collectively isolated within a section of the Walt Disney World - namely, the Gran Destino Tower, Grand Floridian Resort, and Yacht Club Resort, along with the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex - neither players nor their guests will have access to the main park, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski in early June.

Walt Disney World is preparing for a phased reopening to the general public starting July 11.

Standing 7 feet tall, the Lopez twins are literally and figuratively the biggest Disney fans in the league today. Under normal circumstances, the pair has frequently been spotted at the theme park company's various locations.

In December, the pair made a pit stop in Orlando to be among the first guests to experience a new attraction at Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge park. The diversion meant flying from Detroit after a game against the Pistons on Dec. 4, attending the ride's opening day on Dec. 5, then high-tailing it to Los Angeles for their Dec. 6 tilt with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk.

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