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Australian fans go bonkers for Brook Lopez (video)

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26: Brook Lopez of the USA laughs on the bench during the International Friendly Basketball match between Canada and the USA at Qudos Bank Arena on August 26, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

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Brook Lopez is one of the NBA’s most underrated players. The Bucks center provides so much floor-spacing value and direct efficiency with his 3-point shooting, and he’s an excellent interior defender. Lopez is more effective than many more-celebrated players.

But Lopez is apparently plenty appreciated in Australia.

During Team USA’s exhibition win over Canada in Sydney today, the crowd went wild for him.


After the game, Team USA coach Gregg Popovich asked the question on everyone’s mind.

Benyam Kidané of NBA Australia: